If our identity, security, and comfort is reliant upon anything apart from the infinite love of an infinite God, however God may manifest in our individual lives and experiences, we will be easily shaken by unexpected changes to our circumstances.
Our foundation, if it is built upon superficial ideas, attitudes, or beliefs, will not hold us up when things become too difficult, uncertain, or confusing.
We will lose our bearing during hard times and we will struggle to find meaning when things seem to go wrong for us or around us.
In an ever changing and increasingly chaotic world, if who we are is rooted in some expectation for external consistency, we are going to be disappointed and we are going to be frustrated.
Now, more than ever, we need something constant and reliable in our lives.
Now, more than ever, we need to know who we are, where we stand, what we can count on.
We need to know that we are safe and protected, and that, no matter what happens to us or around us, we have always been, are always being, and will always be loved.
Now, more than ever, we need to be with God and for God to be with us in our hearts, minds, and relationships, for it is only in this internal union that we will find our true identity, security, and comfort.