Life Brings Us Both Sunshine and Rain

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. 

~Ecclesiastes 1:9 

One of the most difficult challenges we experience, is navigating the constant and continual changes we experience in life.  Just about the time we get used to things being one way, something changes.  And there's a mix of good changes, and bad changes.  Things that bring us joy and things that bring us sadness.  Sunshine and rain.

We celebrate a new job.  There's a new baby in the family.  Maybe we move to a new town and begin a new adventure.  Those are all things that can bring us joy.  But sometimes we suffer losses as well.  Somebody we love passes away.  We find ourselves in a bad situation in our finances.  We have a relationship that begins to fail.  We have a medical issue we're dealing with.   

And sometimes we will get into a cycle in life where we become overwhelmed with all the changes.  We get into a cycle where the changes are good, but there's too many changes coming too fast for us to adjust.  And we feel overwhelmed.  And sometimes we find ourselves navigating a season in life where all the news seems to be bad news.  

What we need to remember, is that change is inevitable in life, but there is one thing that does not change.  One thing that never changes.   

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8 

Our Lord is with you night and day.  Through every change that life throws at you.  Always be grateful for what you have--especially during those good times.  And always know during the bad times that the Lord is right there, ready and willing to lift you up when you're struggling.    

~Pastor Todd E. Creason