Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.
None of us escape this life without storms and trials. Maybe even today you find yourself in the midst of a storm? Or perhaps you have just come through a devastating storm or whirlwind of life’s circumstances? Recently, I was reminded that it is not necessarily what happens to us in life that shapes our future, but rather the choices we make in the midst of what is happening to us. What do we choose? How do we respond? Maybe the true test of life has very little to do with the circumstances or situations in which we find ourselves, but rather with our reaction to these changes, situations, and circumstances.
The Light of God’s Word illuminates every hidden crevice of the heart, mind, will, soul and emotions. It’s a map which reveals the condition of our heart and then gives us the instructions we need to find the treasure of growing in our love relationship with God and with people. God’s way is a life giving path. His words are truth and life, transforming us by changing the way we think. God’s desire is for us to be in a healthy position mentally and spiritually to move beyond the destructive sting of woundedness in our past into a life of healing and wholeness.
When we change our minds and our thinking, outward change will follow. Outward transformation is a result of inward change. Again, Kingdom of opposites. 1 Samuel 16:7
reminds us God doesn’t see like we see - we look at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. The world is still trying to change the external expecting an inward change, but real change comes from the inside out. It’s time to stop trying to fix an internal, heart, spiritual problem with external, temporary patches.
Remember you are not alone. You are completely known and completely loved. Even when we don’t understand, we can trust the Lord. He is the Master of restoring what has been broken: broken hearts, broken dreams, broken trust, broken marriages, broken friendships... broken people.
I’m praying this song of simple trust washes over and encourages you.