We live in a culture OBSESSED with new. The new iPhone comes out and people are literally waiting in line for weeks to snatch it up. “Out with the old, in with the new” is a popular phrase amongst many.
This concept got me thinking, what happens when our “need for new” crosses over into our relationships? We throw friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, husbands and wives out when we want a newer, shinier model.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes we have to let go of certain people and situations that are toxic. I am certainly not saying to hold on to people who have abused us or hurt us or were only meant to be in our lives for a season. Sometimes we have to forgive, let go, and move on.
The bottom line is: EVERYTHING GETS OLD. NOTHING stays new forever. Feelings change. Feelings are fickle. Relationships are COMMITMENTS.
My encouragement for today is this: take whatever frustration you have about things in your life that are becoming stagnant, and lay them at God’s feet. Trust Him to make all things new. Jesus is the only one who can make all things new.
Hillsong has the perfect song that speaks to this. I encourage you to take a few minutes, sit, listen and soak it in. And remember, Jesus CAN AND WILL do a new thing in your life. Just Ask. HIS LOVE MAKES ALL THINGS NEW.