The View From Where I’m Sitting

kid at tableIt’s a new year with a one-word theme: change.

– A technological revolution has wrapped around our world like a cloud. Did the Russians hack us or was it someone else?

– Have you ever seen a season where politics were in such flux? Right side or left side, nobody seems to know what to expect.

– The DOW is at an all-time high, edging up to 20,000. Interest rates will move, but it hasn’t been determined if that’s a good thing or bad—if they’ll go up or down.

Listen to conversations in any restaurant across the country and you will hear anything from cheers to laments. Change has taken over our world.

That’s why I am thankful that some things never change. The final exhortations from Hebrews 13 calm my soul when I feel like there’s too much change going on around me. “Never will I leave you nor forsake you,” (vs 5) is a promise I can ground myself in. Or, “Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever,” (vs 8) blankets my heart with peace when the political pundits start filling the airwaves with their banter.

Don’t be distracted by the pretty colors nor promises of doom that are floating through our nation these days. And on a not-so-grand scale, don’t let the challenges of your day get you down. God has never been surprised by any of the shenanigans or tomfooleries of this world. Close your eyes and take a deep breath if you must, but remember that God is still on His throne.

Are changes adversities or opportunities? What gives you comfort during these days of change?

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