April 28, 2024

Trusting God’s Leading

Isaiah 42:1-9

“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. . . .”

—  Isaiah 42:6

Changes and transitions can bring uncertainty and stress, but they also present new opportunities for growth and transformation. In times of change, we can find comfort and assurance in recognizing that God is leading us, making a way even in the most challenging circumstances. As we step into new seasons, we can trust that God is leading us on a path of purpose and fulfillment. Like a stream in the wasteland, God provides us with refreshment and direction in situations that are unfamiliar and may even be threatening (Isaiah 35). Though changes in our lives may feel overwhelming —especially if they are forced on us—we have the promise that God is with us every step of the way. God equips us with the strength and wisdom we need to face the future with confidence. In times of transition, let’s surrender our plans and desires to God, seeking his will and guidance. As we embrace new beginnings, we can move forward in faith, knowing that God is our constant companion and the author of our story.

Faithful God, in times of change help us to trust in you for guidance and provision. Open our eyes to new things that you are doing in our lives. Help us to embrace change with courage and faith, knowing you are always with us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

About the author — Darrell Delaney

Darrell Delaney is a cohost of ReFrame’s podcast ministry Groundwork and serves as lead chaplain with Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry in Michigan. He considers it his life’s calling to create and facilitate life-giving environments in which people can thrive and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Darrell and his wife, Kia, have three children. He enjoys spending time with family, walking, reading, and playing basketball, chess, and video games.

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