Friday, July 8, 2011
I keep my eyes always on the LORD.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure.
Whether we welcome it or not, change is an inevitable part of this life. Some changes are forced upon us, i.e. learning a new technological skill or accepting a transfer in order to maintain our jobs. Others a re life-altering: the birth of a child; the death of a loved one; a move to a new home; a divorce, a diagnosis of cancer. Still others convince us of our lack of control over our own destinies: the savage tornado that destroys our property; the woods we played in as children cut down and leveled to entertain a shopping mall, a childhood home razed for the sake of more modern and upscale abodes. All change affects us in one way or another, but whether we choose to regard ourselves as the victims of change or view change as an opportunity for greater possibilities in our lives, is up to us.
My consolation through the many changes I have either endured or welcomed with relief is knowing God is steadfast in His everlasting presence and love for me. He is the same today as He was yesterday and will be for all the days to come. When we keep our eyes always on the Lord, no matter what events, tragic or blissful, stir the pots of our lives, we can rest securely in His peace and promise. Whatever changes occur her on earth, we will not be shaken!
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