So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. –Isaiah 41:10 NIV
Transitions. We all go through them. Some are dramatic and painful. Others pass almost without notice. Anticipation and excitement about new possibilities are often punctuated with hesitancy and fear of the unknown. What lies ahead? And what will we leave behind in the process?
Into these unsure moments, God speaks to us tenderly the words of Isaiah 41:10. Isn’t that exactly what you need to know when you’re facing uncertainty? That you’re not alone and that it’s not up to you to figure out what to do next? God reminds us in these verses that He is interested in what’s happening in our lives and promises to strengthen us to face whatever comes our way.
There’s nothing we can do to stop the shifting tides of change. But even when stability seems tenuous, we as believers have to choose to immerse ourselves in the Word of God and hang on to what we know is true, regardless of how we feel. God’s steadfastness and unchangeable nature give us the only solid foundation to stand on, even when everything else in our world seems to be shifting.
- God, You are constant, immovable, and unchangeable. Help me to hang on to You when my world is in turmoil.
- O Rock of Ages, be my stability and permanence in a world where nothing is sure.