Crucible of Change

Christ is calling us to change and rearrange.
Recount His blessing while troubles are pressing.
Under grace, we will keep pace.
Citing the Word is power transferred, His
Inner courts contain joys – all sorts.
Believe and bear when standing in prayer.
Life isn’t transfixed, so don’t be bewitched;
Exert His promise, don’t be like Thomas.
 Opposing thinking, a deadly winking, at
Faith that remains strong; for to Him you belong.
 Carry your burdens to Him who is certain – to
Have things in hand; your troubles withstand.
Abide steadfastly through the ghastly.
No care for the morrow, will all its sorrow, but
Grow strong in the trial with Christian style;
Engage in Him fully, don’t be unruly.
Photo: Diana Simumpande

“You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation]. “Trust [confidently] in the Lord forever [He is your fortress, your shield, your banner], For the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages]. Isaiah 26:3-4 (AMP).

I wrote this acrostic while considering different crucibles we encounter in this life, and the first and most constant is change. Because life is never static, there are changes that sometimes alter our course dramatically. I pray that as change [of any size] takes place, that we will walk in trust and grace knowing that the details of our lives are in God’s most capable hands.


Jacquie ♥

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I am a writer and counselor, who embraces joy and holds tight to hope. I live with my husband Ken, of 44 years, and he is the love of my life. I enjoy inspirational and devotional writing, home decor, gardening, and being in community. My husband and I are missionaries to children in Washington State, and love the privilege of being with them.

17 thoughts on “Crucible of Change

  1. Lovely writing sister Jacquie! It’s very refreshing to be reminded that change is constant. As God calls us to make changes, we can trust Him to never leave us and provide for us as He sends us on life’s adventures. Change also causes us to grow in our faith. Thanks! ❤️

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  2. ❤️❤️❤️ Citing the Word is power transferred❤️❤️❤️
    “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than an two-edged sord and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit of both joints and marrow ad able to judge the thought and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

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