Do Not Fear Change

The Lord is your strength, lean on him through change

I am the Risen One who shines upon you always.

You worship a living Deity, not some idolatrous, man-made image. Your relationship with Me is meant to be vibrant and challenging, as I invade more and more areas of your life. Do not fear change, for I am making you a new creation, with old things passing away and new things continually on the horizon. When you cling to old ways and sameness, you resist My work within you. I want you to embrace all that I am doing in your life, finding your security in Me alone.

It is easy to make an idol of routine, finding security within the boundaries you build around your life. Although each day contains twenty-four hours, every single one presents a unique set of circumstances. Don’t try to force-fit today into yesterday’s mold. Instead, ask Me to open your eyes so you can find all I have prepared for you in this precious day of Life.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. — Matthew 28:5

Also read:

2 Corinthians 5:17

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Outside Your Comfort Zone

Trust Me, and don’t be afraid.

Many things feel out of control. Your routines are not running smoothly. You tend to feel more secure when your life is predictable. Let Me lead you to the rock that is higher than you and your circumstances.

Take refuge in the shelter of My wings, where you are absolutely secure.

When you are shaken out of your comfortable routines, grip My hand tightly and look for growth opportunities. Instead of bemoaning the loss of your comfort, accept the challenge of something new. I lead you on from glory to glory, making you fit for My kingdom. Say yes to the ways I work in your life. Trust Me, and don’t be afraid.

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. — Isaiah 12:2

Also read:

Psalm 61:2-4; 2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV

Excerpted with permission from Jesus Calling for Graduates by Sarah Young, copyright Sarah Young.

 

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Sarah Young's devotional writing is helping untold numbers of women and men in their quest for intimacy with Christ. Sarah has a degree in philosophy from Wellesley and holds graduate degrees in psychology/counseling from Tufts, Georgia State, and Covenant Seminary. Sarah and her husband have traveled widely, counseling and planting churches in Japan and Australia. They currently minister to Japanese people living in Perth, Australia.

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