New Mercies – Embracing the journey – Part 1

A new series titled “New Mercies” will guide us over the next four weeks, delving into the timeless truths that Ecclesiastes holds for our lives.

In part one, our focus took us on a reflective journey through the theme of “New Mercies.” Pastor Bojan eloquently conveyed the idea that our life in Christ is indeed a journey—complete with twists, turns, challenges, and rewards. Every follower of Christ is on a unique journey, marked by its own set of challenges and joys.

Essentially, change is a part of life; it will either bring us closer to God or take us further away from Him.

Delving into Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, King Solomon’s introspective view of life is revealed. Despite his favored position, Solomon experienced moments of depression and contemplation of life’s various seasons. Life comprises different seasons, each with its unique challenges and joys.

Though there are good things in life, the bad things can’t be escaped. This list also shows us the need to take full advantage of the time God gives us. Just as each season in life has its own set of experiences, growth occurs through these diverse phases. Solomon’s reflections highlighted the inevitability of both positive and negative experiences, dispelling the misconception that faith guarantees a life free from difficulties.


  • Ecclesiastes 3:9-13

Change is an inevitable part of life and our walk with God. Whether positive or painful, change can either draw us closer to God or pull us further away. We must embrace the journey, recognizing that our destination is with God, and the challenges along the way are opportunities for growth and spiritual closeness.

The misconception that there’s a perfect time to follow God or pursue one’s calling is challenged. Waiting for ideal circumstances may lead to missed opportunities, as perfect moments do not exist. Instead, trust God’s timing and recognize that faith often requires stepping out in imperfect conditions.

God has made everything beautiful in its time, even in difficult moments. The importance of maintaining an eternal perspective is emphasized, as completeness found in God brings peace amidst constant change.


  • Romans 8:18, Ecclesiastes 3:14-15, Lamentations 3:22-23

As we reflect on this insightful message, navigating life’s changes with a perspective grounded in faith, viewing each challenge as an opportunity to draw nearer to God, we are reminded that, much like a journey with unexpected stops and turns, our spiritual journey is continually evolving. In these moments of change, we have the chance to deepen our relationship with the Divine.

This new series, “New Mercies,” has set the tone for a season of introspection, growth, and a renewed commitment to trust God in every twist and turn. As we embark on this journey together, may we find peace in the midst of change, embrace each season of life, and trust in the beauty of God’s timing. May the upcoming weeks be a time of new mercies, deepened faith, and an unwavering commitment to follow Christ on this incredible journey of life. Will you take responsibility to follow God in every season of life?

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him,c and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him

Matthew 3:13-16 ESV