Monday April 8, 2013
Just starting to get comfortable and…
God changes things.
Ever wonder why He does that?
Change frustrates us. It muddies the water. What once seemed so clear is not even visible anymore. How can this be good, we think.
And once that water is muddy and the path is strewn with rocks of a different size and shape, and we’re out of breath and (sometimes out of faith), climbing and striving, and trying to map out our new course and this new path, we find ourselves thrown back once again…on Him.
Where we should be.
Change, I don’t usually call you a friend. But if you pull the rug out from under me so that I’ll rest in the One who loves me, I have to extend the hand of friendship.
We’ve all heard that good things don’t come easy, that what’s tough is what’s worth it, and we’re quick to nod our heads and use those little sayings as a Facebook status.
But when I’ve worked hard to be in the spot where I’m sitting, even acknowledging God’s help and guidance in this place and thanking Him for it…He often mixes it up again. He changes the mission or the method or the circumstances.
And if I grumble, where’s my faith? In that old, more comfortable spot where I was sitting. In the striving that got me there. Even in what He did in that situation, which is good.
But what’s best? Faith in what He will do.
I can stay here in this comfortable spot, praising His goodness to me up to today…but if I do, I miss all that He has ahead for me.
If I pack up my praise and my story, my history and my past and move in step with Him, I show faith not just in what He has done, but in what He will do.
Contentment? I'm hunting you down in the middle of those different rocks in the unfamiliar path.
I know I can rest in Who I’ll find there.
No matter the path, He has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
I'm linking up with Laura, Michelle, and Jen today.