Father, you have created a world filled with change, and each blessing that you give in this world remains only for a while. At times you show your love through abundant gifts; at other times you remove your gifts in order to reveal your love more deeply. In whatever way you choose to show your love, Father, you are to be praised. But your ways are sometimes difficult to welcome, so please deepen our trust in your wisdom and faithfulness. Your love is the great constant in our lives.
—Excerpted from Isaiah 40–55: Build a Highway for God by Kevin Perrotta