“Change? Again? I like things the way they are!”

Can you relate? We’re often resistant to changes in new responsibilities at work, construction that makes us drive the long way around, finding a new babysitter, or even sitting in a different row at church!

God doesn’t say life is going to be easy. He doesn’t promise a pothole-free, no roadblocks, construction-free path. So what are our options?

  1. Continue down the road, grumbling with every swerve and bump.
  2. Sit beside the road and throw a pity party.
  3. Pull over and switch drivers.

We might try options 1 and 2 for awhile, but if we’re listening to God, we’ll eventually get to the last one. Pull over and switch drivers, letting God steer the car, put on the brakes, or press the accelerator.

We might as well choose it first. God already knows our attitudes, issues, and thoughts. He’s proven himself trustworthy with them, so let’s look first to God for strength and direction.

Spend several minutes reflecting on the verses below today—and be encouraged that God is in control no matter what changes are ahead!


 “He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.” Psalm 23:3

“The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.'” Psalm 32:8