I just happen to love fall and especially November. I even love the time change. Don’t shoot me! I am a morning person so I’m thrilled to see the sunrise while I’m at home. And the sun is just right for the beautiful leaves in the afternoon on my way home.

I don’t like every change that comes in life. Some changes show up right out of nowhere. You and I can prepare somewhat for seasonal changes. But other things we have no control over and no prep time.

Oh beloved, Whatever change you are going through you can know that God is going before you. He wasn’t caught unaware nor was He shocked by the recent turn of events. Your shock and discouragement may try to hold you captive but God isn’t held captive by anything or anyone or any circumstance. He is more than glad to pass on to you His strength for your weakness, His wisdom for your conundrum, and His love to cover it all as an ointment for soothing your heart.

God loves you and He’s for you. Run to Him this morning and give Him all the feelings you have about changes and seasons. Give Him your worries, fears, sorrows, discouragements and more. He already knows them so He has a plan to relieve you of them. As He sets you free to live blessed in the mess you can walk in joy all the way through!

Psalm 139: 1  O Lord, You have searched me and known me.

Psalm 33: 1  But the LORD’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.

Genesis 22: 14 Abraham named the place Yahweh-Jireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

Isaiah 41: 10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

              Rebekah Beene, Oh Beloved!