God reminded me this week that even amongst change and commotion He is still sovereign and in control. James 4:14-15 tells us, "What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, if it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that." God certainly wants us to be responsible and prepared. However, he doesn't want us to get so caught up in our tasks for the future that we forget the present.
Even in Daniel 5, God displayed how He is ultimately in control, even with an ungodly king. King Belshazzar's days were numbered by God, just as ours are today. We may make plans, make to-do lists, and make preparations, but ultimately God decides our future.
Today I find comfort that God is in control. There are so many uncertainties, but our constant strength and comfort should be in the Lord our God.