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Life is filled with much uncertainty. Daily we wake up to many unexpected events not of our choosing and outside of our control. But there are things we can count on despite the constant flux of life.

Many days it feels like life is turned upside down as we wait for the next breaking news story – political unrest, deadly diseases, and violence in our streets, not to mention natural calamities such as hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes.

And closer to home – we might have to deal with job uncertainties, family discord, and the nagging sense we’re always behind and can never catch up.

In the end, we become desperate when there are few things to hold onto as certain. While we have a great ability to adapt to various situations, we still need constants throughout life.

And thankfully God has given us reminders throughout nature.

For instance, the sun still rises every morning.

Regardless of how much money is in our bank account or who is in office – the sun still rises.

It rises whether we just had a fight with our wife or our kid kept us up all night.

Even as storms come and go and the circle of life continues – the sun still rises.

This brings much hope and peace. There’s a reality outside of our control we can count on and that will not let us down – a reality not subject to the constant winds of change around us.

Of course, this ultimately points us to the faithfulness of God and that he remains the same yesterday, today, and forever.

We easily loose our bearings and become overwhelmed in a constant state of flux.

Don’t loose heart. Let the faithfulness of the sun remind you of God’s faithfulness in your life.

Photo by Trevor McKinnon on Unsplash

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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