Presented by Pastor Steve Shields on 1/22/2017 at Curwensville Alliance Church
I resist change. This week, as I was preparing the YouVersion Bible App Live Event for this weekend, something about the event-creation software had changed. I felt like Dr. McCoy as he entered the new Enterprise: I know engineers; they love to change things.
Change is part of life. It cannot be avoided. Everyone knows this. So why, then, do we want to scream when someone changes something?
There are a number of reasons. We’re lazy and don’t like to learn new systems. We’re creatures of habit. We’re short-sighted. But another reason we resist change is because we’ve learned a pattern of leaning on the wrong things.
The problem with leaning on the wrong thing is that when it changes, you risk stumbling or even falling. But when you rely on God, you find a different sense of stability. You find security.
Good theology gives you an accurate picture of God. And it gives you a sense of being loved and being valued. It shows you that God draws you to himself.
If you are struggling with stability, you might do well to tune into this podcast — and lean on some good theology.