When You Long for Change

Some seasons in life feel longer than others, don't they? Hard days run together and weeks become months. 

Although we can find positive moments in each day, the years are still trying. We grow weary and change looks difficult. Maybe even impossible.

I don't know where today finds you. Maybe you're trying not to lose yourself in the long days of motherhood. Or perhaps it's financial or relationship trials. Or health issues, loneliness, grief, disappointment, trying to move forward from poor choices, or recover from a trauma you experienced at the hands of another. 

It seems everyone has something they wish could be different. Everybody is dealing with something.

If change or improvement looks like it will never happen for you, hang in there. Nothing is impossible for God. {Tweet this}

What He has planned for our lives may not look like what we're hoping for—and that can be hard to accept. But it's often not until we can look back, sometimes years later, that we are able to see how the pieces fit together. And that what we walked through was part of His grand plan.

Encouraging Verses for When You Long for Change

Luke 18:27 NIV
Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

Psalm 40:1-3 NLT
I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.

Psalm 94:19 VOICE
When anxiety overtakes me and worries are many, Your comfort lightens my soul.

Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

Habakkuk 2:3 NLT
This vision is for a future time.  It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.

Psalm 32:8 NLT
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.

Isaiah 40:31 NLT
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Isaiah 43:2 NLT
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.

What Scripture verse(s) do you find encouraging when you're longing for change?

In Christ,

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  1. Thanks for this beautiful encouragement, Laura! It's exactly what my heart needed this morning!

  2. This is beautifully encouraging, Laura! Habakkuk has long been my encouragement since I discovered that verse about 35 years ago :) May we patiently wait on God in the midst of longing for change. He is always on time.

  3. So grateful, Laura, for this reminder today.
    Trusting Him!

  4. Thanks Laura! I needed your words of encouragement and these verses today!

  5. Oh, Laura, so true - everyone is dealing with something. We all have challenges and joys in our lives. Thank you for the good reminders that God is with us.

  6. Persevering through a hard season can be so tiring, especially if it seems like the season is more like a year, or years, or longer. But God is there in that place! Thank you for the scriptural reminders!

  7. Thanks Laura! Today, change finds me helping our youngest, and last to leave the nest, set up homemaking in a state far away from ours— half way across the country. We've never had one leave the state we live in. This is the change I face today. It's a bittersweet change, but I know that God is in it! Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

  8. Wait Hope And Trust (W.H.A.T.) Psalm 33.20-22

  9. I love that verse Laura Luke 18:27!Especially in this season of chronic health.

  10. You have inspired my soul today in my desire to want change. Many of the verses you mentioned are ones I cling to. Thank you for sharing with Grace & Truth Link-Up. I am so glad your words grace our link-up each week. Maree


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