A devotional by Dr. Al Hearne II
Psalm 46:10, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
Life is a journey of constant change. Seasons shift, circumstances evolve, and people come and go. Amidst the ebb and flow of this ever-changing world, there is a timeless truth that remains steadfast: God is! This simple yet profound statement encapsulates the unchanging nature of our Creator, our anchor during change.
Psalm 46:10 reminds us, "Be still, and know that I am God." In the chaos and uncertainty of life, God is telling us to stop, pause, breathe, and reflect upon what God has done and is currently doing in our lives.
Dr. Kevin Maxwell, a White House Champion of Change, states, "Our job is to teach the students we have, not the ones we would like to have. Not the ones we used to have. Those we have right now. All of them." This quote speaks to embracing others and recognizing that change often calls us to adapt and grow. Just as God accepts us as we are, He also invites us to grow and transform to fulfill His calling on our lives.
God meets us where we are, with all our imperfections and struggles. God provides people along our journey to help us grow and develop. Dr. Glen Schultz states, "Kids are God's homework assignment for parents!" In education, teachers stand in the gap during the school day for parents. God has called parents and teachers to impact young lives for His glory. The same principle applies to our spiritual journey. The beauty of His character is that He loves us not for what we might become but for who we are now! God's call beckons us to change, grow and develop, and become more like Christ, day in and day out. Just as seasons change, we are called to change to fulfill God's purpose. We can align ourselves with God's calling by recognizing what God is doing in our life.
As we navigate the waters of change in our lives, remember that God is the constant presence in an ever-changing world. His faithfulness remains unshaken, His promises unbroken. When challenges arise, when the path ahead seems unclear, find comfort in the fact that God is with you, and take the time to stop and reflect upon what God has done and is doing in your life.