“After the storm, the sun always shines. Winter doesn’t last forever—spring is on its way!
Let’s get ready for summer. Oh, hey there fall.”
I’ve been one to cringe at change. Let’s be real, change isn’t always favorable—but what if change is necessary? We see change all throughout creation; there’s night and day, there are different seasons and the list goes on. All this to say; everything is subject to change. So why do we sometimes respond to change as though it weren’t supposed to happen? Life happens—things happen expectedly and unexpectedly. I get it. But what if the bad wasn’t meant to stay that way?
Think of the butterfly. It was once a caterpillar—not the most appealing creature in the world, at least not in my opinion. But it goes through the process of metamorphosis. The caterpillar at some point goes into a cocoon for a couple of weeks and then reappears as a beautiful butterfly. Some form into moths, but let’s focus on the butterfly. My point is, something not so beautiful goes through a process of change and becomes something beautiful.
Let’s refocus: what if the “losses” we endured were a part of the development process? What if the tears we shed only made us stronger? What if the fears we faced only made us braver? Think about it, we’re still here so it’s obvious that some form of changed occurred—immediately or over a period of time—but the fact that we’re still here proves that we made it through. All this to say: maybe change is necessary and most importantly: Life. Gets. Better. No matter how much change we’ve endured—the good and the bad, life gets better.
I like to think that something beautiful is on the other side of the health issue, the financial problem or even the state of our nation and our world. I miss it at times, sometimes I still react or cringe a little. But in light of life’s experience, I can choose to have another view. Because, let’s face it; change is inevitable. But it’s not always a bad thing. Something that gives me hope is that the love of God is constant and consistent. His love for us never changes and when we know how much we’re loved; we can face any “change” or storm or whatever else may come—fearlessly!
Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting. (2 Corinthians 4:18)