Change – Fear It Or Face It With Grace?

When you face a coming change what feelings rise to the surface of your soul? Perhaps fear arises and chokes rational thoughts? Or anxiety robs you of the joy for today. Or thoughts reflecting on the past won’t let go.

Change is frightening but it brings refreshment. –Joyce Meyer

Your mind swirls around and around thinking on what if this happens or what if that happens. A constant circle of mindless thoughts circle through your brain.

Then your heart opens up to the Word that says do not worry about anything and bring everything to God in prayer.

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He will take care of you like He takes care of the ravens, and all his birds flying above.

Learn from children

Their carefree attitude hovers around as bubbles flowing in the wind. In their exuberant play, they pick up a little cup with coloured liquid. They swirl. Dance. Jump. They place a plastic stick into the soapy liquid. They totally trust that when they blow, bubbles will come out. Their happy giggles ring in the air as the bubbles, large and small, float in the wind.

Suddenly, one by one, they disappear popping into thin air with droplets wetting the sidewalk. What once was is no more. Gone.

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Photo credit tuelekza via

Fears vanish into thin air

As you place your trust in our Heavenly Father’s willingness to take care of his children, those  fears and worries will disappear like the bubbles. Let go of those worried thoughts about what you will eat, or wear, and let the truth of God’s promises fill your heart.

Drink in his goodness as you contemplate the change ahead.

Count the cost and keep the faith

As I mediate on our life and the major changes that are around the corner for us, I plan what the outcome will be. Do I trust that God is in control and will be with us in the future?

We know that trees change color and the waters freeze up for the winter, at least in the North. We can trust that spring will come followed by summer. The seasons change, but God never changes. He will be there, always!

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cc Pirkko Rytkonen

I remember the past. He has been there all along, during the good times and the bad times. So why worry?

As we plan and count the costs of change, it scares me. The reality of it brings the worries to the surface even though I know I can always trust him.

Where is the faith that once was? No, I haven’t let it go. I need to draw in the Word and trust him to bring on the provision. Material things may change, but His word doesn’t change. If he’s done it before he will do it again.

Even when relationships change, I can see his plan in it. Change is hard when it involves people whom you love and relate to.

Sometimes God moves you to different time and place in order to get you to step into your destiny.

Change happens for a purpose

When life brings on change, whether big or small, face it with grace, without complaint. With faith. Or face it with fear? Fear, as the opposite of faith, will tear on the insides, but faith lifts you to a new level of adventure and refreshing.

What about you? When you’re about to face a major change in your life, do you face it with faith? Or do you fear it?

Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life – whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are more valuable to him than any birds! Can worry add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?

And if God cares so wonderfully for the flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? Luke 12:22-26, 28

Pirkko Rytkonen

Wife, mother, and grandmother. Christ follower and seeker of truth. Blogging to inspire and encourage others.

2 thoughts on “Change – Fear It Or Face It With Grace?

  1. Going through this Right now .Family moving and uncertainties and fears galore regarding provision for them

    1. So sorry to that you are going through this at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Change can turn out for the best sometimes, but you don’t know that until you step into it. We need to be reminded that God will go with us, even when it doesn’t look like it at that moment.

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