Last year and much of this year has been days of adjustment. I’m sure you’ll agree. The pandemic plus other world situations have had us, not only on our knees, but on alert. To put it mildly, we’ve had many opportunities for adjustment: the process of adapting or becoming used to a new situation.
Making adjustments is not something new by any means. The prophet Isaiah spoke the word of the Lord to Israel when he said “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:19, ESV). Whenever there were other times of adjustment for the children of Israel, God encouraged them by saying ‘be strong and courageous. Do not fear. It is I the Lord your God who goes with you” (Deut. 31:6, ESV).
No matter what we may encounter today or face tomorrow, we can be certain as a child of God that He will be with us and enable us to make any adjustments required.
Let’s follow the instructions of Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV) when we have opportunities of adjustment: “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Whatever lies ahead, there’s opportunity for adjustment. Follow Paul’s instructions and encouragement, and you’ll make it through everything just fine.