One thing that seems set in stone is that most things don’t stay the same over time. Many people are conflicted about that. On the one hand, you have people who are eager for change, like self-help author Karen Salmansohn, who said, “What if I told you ten years from now your life would be exactly the same? Doubt you’d be happy. So why are you afraid of change?”
On the other hand, you have people who aren’t eager for change, who are happy with the way things are. But even they are very aware that change is inevitable, that the world and society is continually changing, that children grow up and leave home, that our bodies age, and so on.
Certainly, change can be very difficult. Whether it’s changing a habit or your job or your home, for example, change is often a challenge—and it’s even more difficult when it’s imposed on us suddenly or without our approval. Most of us have been living through a time of unusual turmoil and disruption over the last year, and frankly, most of us are probably exhausted by it.
So how do we stay steady in an ever-changing world—and what are our options? Where can we turn in times of crisis?
The Bible tells us that the one thing that never changes is God! And it teaches that because He doesn’t change, we can be at peace even when everything else around us does. God works in our changes to move us forward, to bring us to a better place, one that is closer to Him. “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God.”1
This is the secret to not only embracing change but also welcoming it.
- Romans 8:28