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This week in my town, everything’s about to change. Many people—my co-author included—are going to don billowy zip-up gowns, funny-shaped hats, and walk down the aisle in exchange for a certificate.But it’s more than a piece of paper. It’s proof that they’ve worked hard. They’ve accomplished something great. And they’re about to move on to, well, whatever’s next. And whatever that is, something’s going to change.
Where are you at? A lot of us are facing change, even if we don’t have to wear the black robe. Are you a new mom, having to head back to work, like Amy? Are you looking at a career change? A move? Are you getting married? Are you about to start a new WIP?Change can feel a lot like stepping off a cliff. (Um, not that I actually know that first-hand. Living in Florida, I don’t have many opportunities to try that particular feat.) But that means we have a great opportunity to allow God to have total control. To trust Him to keep us safe and guide us to the next stop in His plan for our lives.
“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act.” Psalm 37:5 ESV
We don’t need to worry. He’s the Author, and, unlike me, He doesn’t do anything by the seat of His pants. (No disrespect intended.)
“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.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIVHe’s got everything under control—no surprises on His end. He knows our dreams, what will fulfill us, and what we need even more than we do. He knows everything about us. He sees the big picture. And He loves us more than anyone ever has or ever will.
That makes the next step a little less scary, don’t you think?“The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in His way.” Psalm 37:23 ESV
So whatever changes are happening in your life right now, you can stop worrying. Leave it to the Author of our faith, because He’s already written this chapter.