So i went for a walk recently, and i hadn't been for a while…as i took in my surroundings i was taken aback by how much the nature around me had changed since my previous walk. Some had blossomed and some had changed slightly but it had still changed.
I was reminded of the verse in the Bible that says:
27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!"
And i felt God say to me:
"If this is how much i can change nature, how much more am i able to change you?"
So i thought i had seen a drastic change in nature and i had, but God can help us change so much more than we even could imagine.
On my walk i met a man named Joe who was walking his dogs; he commented "some of these trees have blossomed and others not so much" and he was right. But they had still experienced a change and however little the change was, it was still significant.
And so it is with our lives; we may not experience a drastic change all in one go and everything is better (although i believe God can and does do this for people), but we might be on a journey and we are changing bit by bit, as God will continue his good work in us until the coming of Christ.
We often consider ourselves to be unworthy or needing to change in so many areas, but God in his grace and mercy helps us through sanctification to become more like Jesus.
As Cheesy as this may sound, i want to quote my pastor Andrew Owen, who once said "There is a reason for the season"
Maybe right now even though it's summer you feel like you're stuck in winter (Mark Cameron, if you're reading this, that sentence is for you because i know how much you love analogies).
But as Christians and followers of Christ, God has a plan for us and it's a good one. We can put our trust in him to believe in a good outcome. Trust in the one who knows all things.