Read: Psalm 46:1–7

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea. Psalm 46:2 

Change concerns us. Global, environmental, or personal change is often an unwelcome visitor in our lives. The world becomes unsettled when the political landscape of a country destabilizes, even if the former regime was oppressive or abusive. As the earth warms and the seas rise, we try to stave off floods by creating more effective barriers against the rising tides. When there is a management change in our company, when there is a divorce or death in our family, or when the rhythm of our day or the pattern of our life is interrupted, we feel deeply unsettled and resistant to the adjustment.

The Bible tells us that all things change. The earth changes. Nations change. Families change. Change is part of God’s plan. We should not fear it, nor should we try to fight against it. Change allows for opportunity and growth, both of which God can use to mold us into the very best people we can be. God is our refuge, and change is God’s method of renewal.

What change in your life or in the world has you concerned?

Lord, help me to embrace the changes that unfold before me today. Instead of being resistant to change, help me to embrace it as an opportunity for You to reshape and renew my life in important ways. In Jesusname, I pray. AMEN.