Things change – the weather, legislation, the economy, oil price, your body’s metabolism, and so on. Change is a constant in life, so expect it and prepare for it. A mentor of mine often said ‘Hope for the best but prepare for the worst’. This way if things don’t turn out the way you want, you already have a solid fallback plan.

Sometimes we find that we react to the changes we experience but we could do better by becoming proactive about life as a whole. A little more foresight will go a long way. Take some time to look ahead and take action today to make tomorrow more like you desire. It’s like working backwards from the answer.

Howbeit, there are those changes you can neither predict nor control. This is where, more than in other cases, you need the One who created all, sees all, and knows all. He’s the One who knows the end from the beginning. He knows the way out of the maze. He can show you how to thrive in whatever new environment or circumstance you find yourself in.

The greatest assurance in the midst of change, no matter how drastic it may be, is that God Himself is constant, unfailing, unchanging, faithful, true, reliable, dependable. You can trust that He has your best interest at heart, plans to prosper you, not to harm you. Plans to give you peace.

So if you’re going through a storm, or walking through what feels like the valley of the shadow of death, fix your eyes on Jesus and put your trust in Him. He’ll see you through.