Faith Lift

Dealing with Change – Try a Faith-Lift!

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

So many times we have encountered upcoming changes, not sure if we are ready or able to deal with what lies ahead. The bigger the change, the more reluctant we sometimes are to embrace the “opportunity” or “obstacle” presented before us.

I think of kids starting school, dealing with new classmates and teachers and perhaps a whole new school. Those that are just moving to a new location or moving into a dorm to start college have “change” stamped on almost every aspect of their life. Changes can be exhilarating and adventuresome. They can also be scary and frightful and sometimes we just want to shut the door on changes, especially when suddenly faced with unexpected changes when we liked the way things were before.

Tackle change by looking at is as a Faith Lift. Knowing that God is always with us and by praying for his guidance, we can achieve great things. Well-nurtured faith can help us through the toughest of times. Dealing with changes through prayer and reflection allows us time to toss away our fears and draw upon the spiritual strength that only God can provide.

God understands our fears regarding change and he knows that while change is always constant, it isn’t always the changes we really want to occur. Through all of this, God is also always constant and always by our side.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 (NIV)

Dear God, help us to embrace and accept the changes in our lives, to remain positive and strong and to remember, you are always there to guide us through. We can do it, just like The Little Engine that Could! Thank you for providing light to our paths and leading us through change. Amen

Wendy Saathoff

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