"Give all your worries and cares to God, for God cares about you."
~ 1 Peter 5:7
I grew up in a home that seemed to have the family motto, "Nothing is as permanent as change." Nothing in our life is truly set in stone, and because of that, many people experience anxiety or stress, especially when the future is unclear.
The idea of approaching the unknown is something we all have experienced.
Even with modern day GPS, we can still become lost. In the suburbs where I see many of my hospice patients, neighborhoods have sprung up so fast that even Google has yet to drive the streets! After Hurricane Ike a few years ago, I remember one trip where GPS wanted to lead me into the Gulf. The road had washed away from the storm, and had not been updated with the new detour.
It's amazing how the world around us changes in a matter of moments. This past year we witnessed the burning of an entire city in California, giving people literally seconds to escape.
If there is one thing that can be said about today's climate is that more than ever, casting our cares, or burdens, upon God is something we must do in order to survive!
For some it is a real struggle, involving a sense of surrender or weakness. It can and does change lives when the idea becomes reality.
To claim the truth of ourselves we have to cling to our God. To give ourselves to the One who makes us who we are, while being in the midst of change and challenge.
Surrendering the unknown road ahead is the beginning of living out our life completely in faith.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.