Today’s scripture: Mark 2:18-22
Our fear of change, and whether we can keep up with or cope with rapid changes that happen in our world and impact our lives. Change is often a challenge to us. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed. Yet God empowers us and equips us to face up to change.
Change can be a time of loss for us, we give up things that were familiar and important to us. Many people in the Bible faced times of disruptive change. Our faith is fueled and led by a God who helps us to change when the time is right. At the heart of Christianity we believe God can change & renew us, that God is an expert at this, it is one of best things that God can do.
In spite of the experience of fear around change, we can be hopeful and confident that God is with us. The Bible is filled with stories of people who had to contend with change and discovered God was with them, giving courage and encouragement.
Take a step of trusting God. See change differently; see how God is working in the experience of change. Welcome & receive God’s leading/help with change. We need to ask ourselves, are we feeding our fear or our hopefulness?