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God Uses Challenge and Change as an Opportunity to Bless Us

September 17, 2019

We all face many challenges and changes in our lives. From day to day we need God to help us get through whatever may come our way. Some days we may be shouting, “Praise God!” while other times we may be crying out, “I need a miracle!” Whatever the day may bring, challenges and changes will come and we need to have a godly mindset to handle them.


I came across this little pearl of an acronym recently on the word “CHANGES” which reminds us that the challenges and changes in our lives give God constant opportunity to bless us with his gifts.
 

Christ
Has
A
New    
Gift
Every
Second

 

We can look at each new day and even each second as an opportunity for God to bless us! Each moment contains a gift from God if we want to look for it. It can be in a smile from someone in work or church, an encouraging word from a friend, God’s Word speaking into our hearts, or a pat on the back from our bosses. The list is endless and let’s not overlook the obvious ones like a promotion, an unexpected financial blessing and good health. 


In Malachi 3:6 God says, “For I am Lord, I change not.” This is deeply comforting. With all the constant changes in our lives, there is one thing that cannot change, GOD and his great love for us.


He also says in his Word, “So God has given us both his promise and his oath. These things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can take new courage, for we can hold on to his promise with confidence.”  (Hebrews 6:18)


What has God promised us? He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us, no matter what.


“For the Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance” (Psalm 94:14)


“…for he has said, I will never leave you, or forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5)


So let the changes come. We will not walk in fear, but in faith! We will trust God with all the changes, and know that he is more than able to help us and that he even has plans to bless us.

 

Every second, if need be, we can find a blessing, and If we look for God, change can be our friend.
 

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