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Seeking Gratitude in the Midst of Change

November 16, 2018

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One of the most beautiful parts of life is how the seasons change.  Warm summers fading into a cool fall, and the echoes of Christmas carols turning into blooming flowers.  With each season, comes a new anticipation for life.  I think our lives look pretty similar to how the seasons change. Some seasons of our lives are easier than others.  Some seasons are sweet, light, and restful.  But others can be overwhelming, taxing, and even disheartening.

But, one thing is for sure: all new seasons bring change.

Change is often uncomfortable and can cause worry or even fear.  But that same change can stir expectation, passion, and life in a new season. 

I am learning that I don’t enjoy change.  I often focus on the negative aspects of change in my life.  I’m currently in a season of change and somedays, it can be pretty overwhelming.  Somedays I find myself worrying about the future and feeling discontent with the present.  But recently, the Lord, in His loving kindness, reminded me of Psalm 77:11 that says “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.” This verse reminds me to look back on the faithfulness of God in every season and remember His goodness. 

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’ve been reminded of this truth once again.  Our loving Father showers new mercies upon us each day, and even when we are in a season where everything is changing: God is constant.

No matter what season you may find yourself in, look for the new mercies that the Lord is giving you.  Spend time thanking the Lord for the blessings He has given you, even if they are hard to see.  A thankful heart sees Gods hand in every situation, even in the chaos.

This Thanksgiving, seek gratitude – even in the seasons of change.

Ellie Jewett

Integrated Communications

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