Seek his will in all you do,
and he will direct your paths.
            —Proverbs 3:6

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.
—Henry Lyte

Time heals most hurts. Give time, time.

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