Seek his will in all you do,
and he will direct your paths.
The third chapter of Ecclesiastes opens with fourteen couplets, declaring that life consists of seasons and that each season has its opposite: joy to sadness and vice versa, etc.
Let’s get this out of the way up-front: change is inevitable!
Transitions are tough:
From Homecoming Queen to divorced mom of three.
From big fish to unknown and unwanted.
From happily married to sorrowfully widowed.
From cared-for to caregiver.
From child of the parent to parent of the parent.
Circumstances and roles change.
But God doesn’t.
My friend, Allen Isbell, has a coffee mug with the inscription: “When all else fails, call Dad.” God is always available to help with the heavy lifting.
He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb 13:8).
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.
Time heals most hurts. Give time, time.