Websters: n. the passing from one place, state, form, or phase to another: such as a change of seasons; social change.
More often than not I’m lamenting about things that don’t change as quickly as I’d like them to. But there are a few areas of my life that have either recently had more change than I’d like, or may be about to change.
Yesterday morning was dreary and rainy and cold and I found myself in a dreary state of mind to match. And then, a unexpected song on a CD I was listening to gave me a much brighter perspective.
Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly, Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.
( from the hymn Be Still My Soul, by Catharina von Schegel)
Yes, in every change, He faithful will remain!
For I am the LORD, I do not change. Malachi 3:6
Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God. Deuteronomy 7:9
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithuful. Hebrews 10:23
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow… Matthew 6:34
The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing. Psalm 34:10