He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
Psalm 104:19 (NIV)
God help me to trust that you know exactly what I need. I’m trusting you that there will be good that comes from this season, even when it’s disguised as something bad. I will thank you for the good and I will glorify you in the bad. I will seek out the good in this new season. I will search for it. I will thank you for it.
My family has been in a season of change. This story came to my mind, and I am strongly aware that I am often just like my kindergartner. I want it all. The old and the new at the same time. Change can be scary; it’s the unknowns, the leaving of the familiar. Other times these same unknowns can be exciting; the anticipation of the new. Most times they are a combination of both. Often God gives us experiences for just a season. Friendships change, careers shift; we experience times of solitude and times of community. Raising a family. Health and sickness. Birth and death. Even places we call home.
I’ve found in my own life there are many times I want to hold on and cling to the past even though the season is clearly ending. I don’t like endings. There is comfort in the familiar. Maybe you’ve felt the same? It comes down to trust. Trust that God has something new and better for me. If I’m so focused on clinging to the past, I can’t fully experience all that the present has for me. This new season may be different. It may look nothing like I imagined. It may be difficult or sad. It may be full of joy that I didn’t even know was possible. It takes trust to loosen our grip on the old so that we are free to grasp the new with both hands.
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