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“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews‬ ‭13:8‬

Change can be hard. The older I get, the more I realize how much I dislike change. Granted, some changes are good. I enjoy the new technology that comes out for the most part. I enjoy the comfort of a new car. I enjoy the excitement of a new job or new home.

But other changes aren’t so well received. When that restaurant down the street closes and your favorite spot for lunch is gone, that’s not easy. When your baby leaves for college, you feel so proud of her, yet so empty. Excited for her because you know she’ll do great, but empty because there will be one less plate at the table. Then there are the changes in your job ( downsizing, pension changes, restructuring [ie your job is eliminated] and health.

While changes in lifestyle can be difficult, it’s important for our physical, emotional and spiritual health to focus on what we know not on what might be. The easiest way to deal with change is to focus on the things that won’t change. Stability help us deal with instability.

The immovable stability of faith weathers the instability of life. That’s why Jesus gives us the parable of the houses built on sand (change) and rock (faith in Jesus). Faith in Jesus doesn’t make all change easy, it makes it bearable.

So focus on what you know, on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ.

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