It’s crazy to think how one six letter word can carry so much power. Change can have both a negative and positive impact on our lives. Some changes we love while other changes we wish we could go back and fix. Change holds this power over us because until a change occurs, we don’t know what the future holds, and that can be scary.

I’m at a point in my life where so much is changing, I feel overwhelmed and full of anxiety. I know deep down the change is good, but it’s that fear of not knowing what is in store that makes all this change so scary. At times, it can feel like I am slipping from the stepping stones and my mind goes to the book of Psalms. The Bible says, “I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me” (Psalms 94:18).

When so much overwhelms me I find myself turning to God. I look at the Bible for comfort. I listen to songs about His undying love. I surround myself with friends I know He has brought into my life to support me when I need it most. When I do this, all of a sudden the word “change” seems to hold less power over me. Instead I can look forward to the changes happening around me and soak up every moment and can joyfully read Psalms 94:19 which says “when doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.”

Dear Lord,

I pray to You because I am struggling greatly. Upon my mind is great fear and anxiety as I worry about the future and change ahead of me.

Lord, I pray to You for guidance in putting my trust in You. Once I put my trust in You I know I will not fear because everything will be in Your almighty hands.

I pray that I can learn to trust in You and Your plan for me. You are all-knowledgeable and no matter what happens, You will be with me every step of the way.

Thank you, Lord, for guiding me towards a brighter future.

Thank you, Lord, for directing the way for me.

Thank you, Lord, for providing me comfort when I need it the most.


– Morgan Burns