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Transitions

Posted: Saturday, November 5

 Pastor Jon Brooks // College &amp; Young Adult Pastor

Pastor Jon Brooks // College & Young Adult Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Ezekiel 12:1-14:11
Hebrews 7:1-17
Psalm 105:37-45
Proverbs 27:3


Verse of the day:

The Lord brought his people out of Egypt, loaded with silver and gold; and not one among the tribes of Israel even stumbled. (Psalm 105:37)


I’m writing this devotion for those who are going through a transition.

 

Change is not fun. There is a perception that only ‘old’ people dislike. change but this is simply not true. My observation is that young people struggle with change just as much as anyone else.

 

Most people aren’t resistant to change in and of itself. Truth be told, we are afraid of loss. We fear that change will cause us to lose something or someone of great value.

 

Enter our verse for today. The children of Israel find themselves being uprooted from the only home they’ve known for 400 years. They’ve just endured 10 cataclysmic plagues that inflicted untold pain and death. They’ve been slaves so they’re unable to hire ‘Two Men and a Truck’ for their relocation. Everything must have seemed rushed and chaotic. Life as they had known it wasn’t great, but at least it was safe and predictable. I’m sure many of the Hebrews were wondering if life was about to go from bad to worse. But here’s what they discovered: God was in the midst of the change.

 

God led them through the transition with such strength and provision that not one of them stumbled, and further they left Egypt loaded with silver and gold! And as the psalmist recounts this time of change he speaks of the generosity, kindness and faithfulness of God.

 

Change is not fun. But if you’re following Christ please realize this: change in your life isn’t arbitrary or random. God brings transitions into our life only for profoundly good reasons. Not too far in the future you’ll look back and see God was in the change.