Change is good, but for most people, change can also be scary. It’s new, it’s different, and it requires us to step outside our comfort zone.
Some of us have prayed and prayed to God and asked Him to bring some form of change into our lives.
“How much longer do I have to keeping, God?”
“When will you answer my prayers, God?”
If I sin, will God wait even longer to reveal these plans to me?
God knows his plans for you. In Jeremiah 29:11, it says:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Waiting can be gruesome. For me, waiting often leads to doubt in myself and sometimes, doubt in God’s plans. It’s times like these when I turn to the Bible. Trusting God can be difficult, especially when what we’re asking Him for is kind of a big deal.
Being patient with God can be even harder, but “waiting on God reveals our dependence on Him, it helps us shape our character and it builds patience into our lives.”
These three things I just listed were from last night’s service at my church, Woodcrest Chapel. The message was titled “Wait For It,” and it was a great reminder for what we could do we wait patiently for God to reveal his plans for us. It will be online in a couple f days if you want to check it out.
God revealed his plans for me this past week. I recently accepted a new position at my company in a completely different department. It will be a challenging position, but these plans are His plans, and I know His plans will prosper me, so I trust God.
If reading scripture helps soothe your soul like it does mine, here are some of my favorites I like to read when times are tough or I need a spiritual pick me up.
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Have a great week, everyone!