People will cling to an unsatisfactory way of life rather than change to get something better for fear of getting something worse. (Eric Hoffer, 20th century social philosopher)

Do you recognize yourself in Hoffer’s statement? Have you ever hesitated to make a change because you were uncertain—maybe even fearful of the outcome? We all have, no doubt. If you’re in an unacceptable situation, the challenge is to think and plan carefully, take all the precautions you can, and move forward with confidence.

My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises! (Psalm 57:7).