"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!
– Isiah 43:18-19
Sometimes...God is wanting to do something "new" and yet we're still stuck in the "old." It's hard at times. To let go. Of what's familiar, and what we know. It seems easier to stay "comfortable," to just keep going with the flow, not to mess anything up. But then "new" happens, and often sends us spiraling, on one big, long loop.
For those who like change - "new" is mostly exciting. For those who don't like change - "new" is mostly stressful. He thinks and works outside our own box of thinking. He doesn't always work in the ways that we would have chosen for our
"new” He sees the big picture. He knows what He's doing. He works behind the scenes of life that unfold our every day, in the places where we can't always see or understand all the “why's.”
Sometimes our "new" comes out of great blessing, new opportunities. And sometimes it comes through great pain, huge loss. People move, life happens, decisions are made, we might go through some really tough struggles. We may even start to feel cheated. Like life is unfair. God is not finished with our lives yet. You're still here. And He has great purpose in all that you walk through, even in every life change and season. He works in ways we don't always "get," but there's peace in knowing we don't have to try to control it all. We can let go - of the need to figure it all out, and the striving to make things happen. We can trust Him. Our future awaits, and there's still good around the bend. God has more in store.