Yesterday I hesitantly went with my daughter for her first visit to the chiropractor due to back pain. I sat in the corner of the room preferring to be in the waiting room or shopping, but because she wanted me there, I went. I recoiled as I watched him apply pressure, twist, and jerk her body. Joints popped and her body twisted abnormally as the chiropractor made adjustments. He assured me it looked much worse than it felt, but I don’t think he will ever be seeing me again! My daughter however was astonished at the difference it made in the way she felt. The adjustment appeared to be uncomfortable to say the least, but the results were worth it to her.
Often we must go through uncomfortable adjustments in life to get everything lined up just as God desires it to be. Those adjustments often come in the form of change. I don’t like change, so when it is forced upon me, my life feels twisted and uncomfortable. Changes in job duties, expectations, schedules, health issues, finances, leadership, and on and on but there is one thing we can count on that never changes. In Malachi 3:6 God says, “For I am the Lord, I change not.” (KJV) Regardless of the changes making our lives uncomfortable, we can be comforted in know that God is the one thing that will never change.
Change is inevitable, so it is beneficial for us to have a godly approach. Matthew 11:28 Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (NIV) When change is causing knots of frustration, we may need a spiritual adjustment. We must simply go to him and receive the rest that only He can provide.
When life adjustments happen we can trust that God is the same today as He was yesterday, and He will remain the same tomorrow and forever. Pressures of life may cause us to recoil and wonder how we will survive. It may be tempting to run away from the change, but doing so does not allow God to get things in proper alignment. Instead we should go to Him for rest and trust Him as he gives us a spiritual adjustment. The blessings will be worth it all!