Letting go of the old frees up our hearts to embrace God’s new for us.
My favourite season is Fall – I love jackets, hot coffees, and the smell of leaves on the ground.
It’s a bitter sweet feeling though; because stepping into Fall requires me to let go of all the warm memories that Summer holds. The lake, the sun and how it creates little sweat beads on my forehead, and warm nights watching the sun set over the city on a patio.
I could hold onto those moments and memories until the next Summer rolls around but then I really loose out on embracing the new season a head of me.
I look at life through this same lens – Letting go of the old free’s our hearts to embrace what God has next for us.
Before we can move forward into a new thing, we usually have to let go of something we’ve been holding onto awhile. Embracing new seasons can be tough; because a new season doesn’t always mean a good season.
Some seasons we walk into are positive and some negative; some wanted, and some unwanted; some exciting and some terrifying but as Christians we have hope knowing that God goes before us in every single situation and season of life. Deuteronomy 31 say, “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
YOU. ARE. NOT. ALONE.
You’re not alone in the familiar and you’re not alone in the unfamiliar. Isaiah 43 says, “I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” What a reminder that God makes a way – this is a promise.
When we intentionally choose to believe God’s new is good — even if we didn’t ask for it, want it or understand it — we can step into the new with courage, a positive perspective and an unsinkable faith.
My prayer for you is that whatever season you’re currently in, you would embrace it with a “God is in control” attitude. Believing and knowing that you’re never alone; putting your trust wholly in the God who loves you and is for you; clinging to the promises of God’s word.