“And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.”

– Ezekiel 36:27

There’s no doubt that we are in a tough season, especially as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic rage on. Some of us are grieving the loss of dear loved ones, while others are trying to navigate the waves of uncertainty. In times such as these, it’s easy to ask God to change our circumstances, change the things around us, or to save us from the difficulties of life. However, interestingly enough, all throughout the Bible, we see the Lord changing the hearts of His people long before He ever changes their circumstances. You see, the amazing thing about our Savior is that He is much more interested in the condition of our soul than He is in transforming our situation. And, although there are a lot of reasons to feel worried and scared, there are even more reasons to believe that He can and will use trying times to change our minds and spirits and transform us from the inside out. 

My friend, life can be full of setbacks, challenges, and hard times, but Jesus will not leave your side. Though the pain you are experiencing can seem insurmountable and it’s easy to fall into self-pity, worry, or fear, remember that in every obstacle there is an opportunity. During this time of uncertainty, seize the chance to seek God with all your heart, soul, strength, and might, and make the most of difficulties by choosing to see the beauty in what He is doing. When you can’t change your circumstances, the most powerful posture you can possess is one that says, “Lord, change me!” As you pray this big, audacious prayer, He will begin to transform your entire life for the better, and as He refines you, you will become stronger, more kind, more brave, and more resilient than ever before!


Jesus, instead of changing my circumstances, change my heart. Help me to see that in every obstacle, there is an opportunity to become better, stronger, wiser, and more brave.


What is God changing in your heart in the midst of your current circumstances?


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