I’m one of those unusual women who enjoys change. I tend to become bored easily, and like to vary my routine often. Even as a child, I embraced change, anticipating adventure in the unknown. This was a good thing since I attended seven different schools between kindergarten and 9th grade.
While I like change, I don’t enjoy waiting for hoped-and-prayed-for change to come.
The other day, the familiar words to a Fernando Ortega song gripped me in a new way. The lyrics of I Will Wait for My Change are taken from Job 14. While pondering Ortega’s song, I re-read this passage of scripture.
Job was going through a VERY difficult time, which is describing his condition mildly. The fine man, who’d reverenced God, purposefully living in God-honoring ways, was suffering emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Verses 13 and 14 (KJV) reveal the depths of Job’s despair. He was so low, he wanted to die, but in his vulnerable condition, he even wondered about his fate if he were to die.
“Oh, that You would hide me in the grave,
That You would conceal me until Your wrath is past,
That You would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
14 If a man dies, shall he live again?
All the days of my hard service I will wait,
Till my change comes.”
I love the fact that despite his dire condition, Job determines he will dig in his heels of faith, waiting for his change to come. I’m speculating here, but I imagine Job was able to reach this determination because of a lifetime of trust he’d developed over many years.
Right now, my life is undergoing a welcomed, but somewhat inconvenient, change. We’re involved in remodeling projects. At this moment, the contents of kitchen cupboards and drawers are housed in boxes and plastic containers in the living room. I’m excited about the change, but it is requiring extra attention and time.
For that reason, the next few Listening on the Journey… blog posts will be brief. I hope short will be sweet, and pray words I write will help achieve my mission to always point readers to a “never changing God in our always changing world.”
Listening on YOUR Journey…
- What change are you currently waiting to come?
- How might considering God’s past faithfulness help you with your current waiting?
I’m praying for you and asking God to reveal Divine truth during your ‘season of waiting’…
Waiting for warmer weather. I have a feeling more than one owner of these sailboats at Bayview, Idaho, is waiting for change to come! Thanks, Ron Reeve, for this lovely winter image.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGfXRUhKTXM ↑