The other day, I followed our daily routine. I headed upstairs, stuck my head in the doorway of hubby’s office. “Ready for a walk?”
As usual, he sighed, leaned back on his desk chair and gave me the answer. “Yep, could use the break.”
We stepped outside and to our delight, the humidity had lifted after the downpour an hour or so earlier. While birds chirped at a distance and the wind lifted my hair, we walked hand in hand toward the park in our neighborhood. As always, he leads me, gently and effectively, careful to alert me of any steps, uneven ground or obstacles.
But this time, unexpectedly, he gave a hard jerk to my hand, pulling me toward him. It took my breath away as this was so uncharacteristic of him. That is, until he told me of the deep puddle I was about to step into.
You’ve done the same, haven’t you? You’re walking through life, holding on to God’s hand, enjoying the company. But when you least expect, He pulls hard. You didn’t anticipate the move. And you didn’t welcome the sudden change.
And when you’re about to protest, God has His reason, as harsh as it may seem. As rough as it might have felt He had a plan:
- to keep you from splashing in the puddle of disappointment.
- to guard you from a destructive course.
- to take you to better places.
- to shield you from certain heartache.
- to achieve great things through you.
Saul also felt God’s tug on his way to Damascus: “The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.” (Acts 9:7-8)
Father, we know the outcome of Saul’s story, and how you used him. Help us to accept the changes, though abrupt and sudden. Teach us to focus on your divine plan. Holding on to your hand, even when we don’t understand why the change, we trust in the direction you take us, the path you choose for us, and the safe way you lead us to achieve great things. In Jesus’ name I thank you, amen.
- What change of course have you experienced lately?
- What will increase your trust when facing changes?
- How do you deal with changes in your life?
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