Change

Life is constantly full of some kind of transition; Whether it's as a college student moving into their chosen occupation (or working a job that supports them while they pursue their career path, I'm looking at you theatre majors,) getting married, having children, moving to a new city, or any other numerous changes that happen in this world, our lives are always in motion. 20-somethings are seeing this afresh (like every generation before them.) Our world may be different from the previous generation, but we still are grappling with some of the same questions; Who am I? What is my purpose? Am I worthy of being loved? Will I make a difference? Will I get through this?

I have to remember the Lord is unchanging, even though my world feels like it's turning over like a carnival ride. (Hebrews 13:8) 

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28 

The leaves outside my window are changing, dying, falling away; Sometimes I feel like I can relate with the tree. The tree grows and produces beauty in the spring and summer and in the fall and winter it all goes away only to reappear in spring, but completely new and fresh. Transitions, no matter how small, can feel quite painful. They can be God's way of scraping off the layers of us that don't belong. The tree knows there are seasons to it's life and that change is inevitable, but that doesn't make it easy.

We must hold on to grace, hope, and truth in the middle of any transition; Beauty in the midst of change will shine out from us to others. He can use us to be a balm to people who need comfort themselves. 

“Faith is the art of holding on to things in spite of your changing moods and circumstances.” 
― C.S. Lewis