It is said that the only constant in life is that change will happen. This often brings us a sense of fear and anxiety because we find that we cannot control what is happening around us. This anxiety often expresses itself as anger or frustration with life.
The good news is that God has a plan for us both as individuals and as a congregation. As we give up control over our path to God and allow Him to guide us to where He wants us to be, we can let go and relax and look forward to all the God has in store for us. Our prayer can truly become “Your will be done.”
We soon realize that we are right where we need to be at this time and we can look towards taking the next best step forward by praying for His will to be made clear to us. The change becomes something to look forward to and should not be feared because God is preparing us for this. Isaiah writes in chapter 43 verse 19 “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” This is exciting and invigorating. It is His promise to us and His promise is sure.
In the end we can only go forward in the promise that “…. we know all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)