Word: Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:4
Thought: We are troubled sometimes when changes happen and are not sure what will happen next. For example recently the CEO of my region resigned and everyone was alarmed because he was a people’s man, but we should remember that it is He who has sustained us through men and not man. This is the word which we see in posters, we need to clear on this context – it came through Moses when he was moving out handing over to Joshua. Moses lead the people for 40 long years and the people went to Moses for everything and satisfy their needs and now when they were to go to the next level without Moses, probably people were now afraid, so the word of God comes to remind them that is was the Lord who guided them through Moses and not Moses himself. Let us remember clearly that when people change, when situations change, it is the Lord who makes it happen and let us not be afraid of what will happen. We might have people move out or change, we might be changed to a different work, transferred to a different place – let us always remember that it is the Lord who was guiding us in the current situation and it is God who is moving us to the new situation and He will continue to abide with you for He will never leave us or forsake whether it be in the mountains or valleys, as the psalmist says “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me” – Let us always be strong and good courage whenever changes happen because the Lord is with us and He will sustain us and this will help us be a testimony for Him in the time of changes.
Prayer: Dear Lord, Help me to be strong and of good courage in times of changes, since you are with me always till the end of times. Let me not lean on people and situations, but lean on you that the changes just pass by as nothing happened. Amen.