No one likes change. It’s messy and uncomfortable. Some people have a better tolerance for it than others, but we all like our lives familiar and safe. “It’s the way we’ve always done it” is something heard frequently in families and organizations alike.
But sometimes, change is good. It can force us to improve, to re-evalute what we thought was certain or true. It can bring us closer together and improve the quality of relationships, products, or services.
God can use anything to change us, to get our attention. He can work within us in the midst of hardship or during the lulls in life. But we don’t always listen when things are going well. We think that we have everything under control, so we don’t need God. It’s the internal upset caused by uncertainty or fear that focus our attention back on Him, reminding us that he is in control.
This is one of the things that reminds me to be thankful for all things. Sure, things don’t always go my way, but they remind me to look to God who is always in control of the changes happening around me. Isn’t that comforting?