Weekly Devotional: New Seasons

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“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” – Deuteronomy 31:8

We all go through different seasons in life, whether it is starting a new job, moving to a different city, or transferring to a different school. New seasons of life can be difficult, but with God, they can be a little easier.

New Friends

People will always come in and out of our lives and sometimes it will be very unexpected. The Lord always sends us the people that we need in our lives at the right time and exactly when we need them. They are never too early or too late. Each person that enters our lives has a purpose. They are placed in our lives to teach us a lesson or help us through a season. God places people in our lives for a reason, whether we realize it or not.

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” – Proverbs 13:20

Losing Old Friends

As often as people walk into our lives, they also walk out. You may be friends for someone for a long time, even the majority of your life and they can still walk out at any moment. People grow apart, we go through changes as we get older and we can lose our connections with people through those changes. It is a part of life and is all a part of God’s plan.

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.” – Proverbs 22:24-25

New Chapters

We enter different chapters throughout our lives, such as going to college, getting new jobs, graduating, moving to new places, getting married, starting a family and so much more! We learn new things in those different chapters in our lives that help us grow into the people that we are supposed to be.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11

The Unknown

There is so much in life that is unknown. There are so many things in life that we have no control over. We often fear the unknown and things that we have no control over, but the unknown can bring the most blessings and pleasant surprises. Instead of fearing the unknown, we should embrace it.

“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.” – Isaiah 41:10

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