When Things Change
We’ve experienced quite the change in the weather. Just a few weeks ago, it was unseasonably warm for October. We had quite the rain last night and so our plans have to change. I know there are farmers who worked late last Saturday because of the forecast. Weather changes and sometimes it changes quickly.
It’s true in our lives as well. Things are going along in a routine and we make our plans, but unexpected things happen and suddenly everything is different. Plans change, our routines are upset. I was reminded of this again yesterday when I received unexpected news. Suddenly things that had seemed so important just a few moments before seemed much less important. It’s good for us to try to keep a sense of perspective. Issues or problems that might seem huge to us can suddenly pale in comparison to the loss of a loved one, or to a new diagnosis of an illness.
Change is constant, but remember this promise: “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not changed like shifting shadows,” (James 1:17, NIV). Our God is a Rock and provides a firm foundation even in the changing and shifting world around us. Put your faith and your trust in him.
I mentioned at the end of the worship service yesterday, there are so many who are in need of our prayers. Undiagnosed illnesses. People who are waiting for procedures to begin. Those who are going through surgeries, or chemotherapy right now. Let’s lift up one another in prayer and encourage one another.
Scriptures for Sunday
Psalm 131—How would you describe “contentment” in your life? Philippians 4:10-20—What do you think it is in Paul’s life that taught him the “secret of contentment”?
Proverbs 30:7-9—Why does Agur ask for only his daily bread?
1 Timothy 6:6-10—What does this passage teach us about contentment?