Hope in Change

We settle comfortably into our routines, jobs, relationships, and neighborhoods. Inevitably, change turns up uninvited. It shakes us out of the familiar and into the unknown. Change has earned a bad reputation for the pain, uneasiness, and distress it generates. We would like to avoid it.

Other times, we cry for change. With bad habits, unresolved anger, toxic relationships, addiction, illness, or other such situations, we become desperate. We feel hopelessly stuck, repeatedly and unsuccessfully attempting to change.

Hope comes when we are empowered for change. Jesus breaks the chains that bind us and provides the all we need for transformation.

We are set free of bondage. We also can have peace and joy despite the discomfort of unexpected changes.

Knowing intimately, following closely, connecting with, and calling out to Jesus makes change possible; and it becomes more than acceptable, despite the pain, because He is constantly with us.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6-7

Sylvia L Rivera