Pastor Rick Warren sermon How to Trust God When You Don’t Like the Changes in Your Life”: Pastor Rick Warren talks to us on how do you trust God, during changes you don’t like during those changes?
Now, we all know that everything constantly changes. Everything is constantly changing. In fact, even material objects are actually changing at the molecular level constantly,
There’re protons and neutrons and electrons that are zipping around In these metal bars, they look like they’re solid, they’re moving at a molecular level.
Now, while we love some changes, and we all do, but there are some changes we just hate. There are seasons like the one we’re in right now, where change is so rapid, and so relentless, that you just get tired of it.
And right now we have been hit with so many unwanted changes, that people are reeling from it, they are literally reeling. And so many people feel this way; just feel like they’re in limbo right now.
They’re just treading water, because you’re unable to get on with their life, unable to get out of what’s going on and it feels like we can’t really get on going because we don’t know how long this thing is going to last.
Pastor Rick Warren gives us some very practical guidance from God’s Word; on how do you trust God, when you’re going through changes in your life that you don’t like.
He summarise what Scripture says, things and truths you need to remember, and things you need to do, And how do you keep trusting God in those situations. Anytime you’re overwhelmed by change, keep in mind that
Change is unavoidable, No matter how much you like a change, or how much you dislike a change, no matter how much you like the way things have been, and they’re not going to stay the same. You can complain or you can grumble or you can get mad or you can blame other people.
When God created the earth, way back in the beginning, here’s one of the first thing He said in Genesis 8:22. “As long as the earth remains, “there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, “winter and summer, day and night.” What’s He saying? He’s saying that everything on this planet is seasonal.
There is no growth without change; there is no change without loss, there is no loss without grief, and there is no grief without pain. A person, who wants to grow and be better, but not go through the pain of change, is like a woman saying I want to have a baby, but I don’t want my tummy to get bigger and I don’t want to go through labor. It is going to happen. They don’t call it labor for nothing.
But remember this, if nothing ever changed, you would have never been born, because you were a change. So change is unavoidable.
Pastor Rick Warren also wants us to note that Change is not always good, but God uses it for good in the lives of those who trust Him. It’s not good for everybody, but it is good in the live of those who trust Him. One of the greatest promises of the Bible, in Romans 8:28. “We know,” not we’re confident in is, “that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, “who have been called
According to His purpose. Therefore we are advised to keep trusting in God at all times, to enable us live better and process the changes that come our way right.