I don't necessarily like change. No matter how big or small, it takes me time to adjust. I seem to always find myself looking back at how things used to be or what I think they should be. However that's not God's plan for us to live in the past or to keep looking and longing for former things.
This verse reminds us that even when we feel like our dreams are all but gone, He is doing a new thing in our lives. Those old dreams aren't necessarily gone...He has set within us new dreams. And when those new plans seem so far out of reach, He reminds us that HE will make a way. Through the wilderness when we can't see through all the brush, He has set a path. Through the desert when we feel so alone and hopeless, He has made rivers to refresh our soul.
Lord, give me strength to handle changes, knowing that you have already gone before me and made a way. Help me keep my eyes fixed forward on you so that I can begin to see Your new plans for my life.