Feeling overwhelmed by change?

Blessed are the flexible, for they are not bent out of shape.

“Everything changes but change,” John F. Kennedy said. As we grow older, we realize how much life really changes. It is easy to be overwhelmed as things change.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by change, here are a couple points to remember.

1. Do not fight the unavoidable.

You and I may be able to delay change, but eventually, it must happen. There is no need to fight what is unavoidable. Blessed are the flexible, for they are not bent out of shape.

2. God does not change even though life changes.

While everything else in life will change, God will remain the same. Psalm 102:27 says of God, “But you are always the same. You will live forever.”

Isaiah 33:6 says, “In that day, he will be your sure foundation, providing a rich store of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of the Lord will be your treasure.”

Jobs may come and end with a pink slip. Friends may come and go quickly. A health crisis may cause life to screech to a halt. But God remains the same.

  • “He never changes as a shifting shadow does,” according to James 1:17.
  • Numbers 23:19 states, “God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?”


When change overwhelms us, we do not have to endure it alone. We can ask the Lord to help us. When we are overwhelmed, we can pour out our thoughts to the Lord, and he will help us sort through them.

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