So many times in our lives we go through changes. Some good, some bad. Sometimes we may not realize that things are changing, because for the most part change happens gradually. As we grow and mature our circle of friends changes, and we may change our minds about careers, or college. We change jobs, and even change our minds about whether or not to have a family.
When a sudden and unexpected change happens though, it can hit you like a ton of bricks. Usually, it's difficult to deal with but little by little you begin to settle in and life gets back to “normal.” What I have noticed about myself in the past, is that when sudden, unexpected, or unwanted changes happened in my life, instead of the situation being just frustrating or difficult, it became relentless with anxiety and uncertainty. I began to dread and even fear change, always worrying about the end results and always trying to figure everything out beforehand. God had not yet healed me and so dealing with life seemed overwhelming. But as God began the healing process in my life I slowly began to relax and think clearly when there were changes in my life that otherwise would have proved traumatic.
Recently, we have had to suddenly move out of our home. I have tried everything in my power to find a new home, but it has been to no avail. So for now we will be staying with friends temporarily until we find a place of our own. For now, as we continue to look we are trusting God to guide us. If this would have happened just a few short years ago, I would have been devastated, and definitely in a state of utter panic. And although it is not the best situation, God has given me peace. Two of my favorite scriptures come to mind, Romans 8:18 says, For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us, and Romans 8:28 says And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. What does it all mean? It means I trust Him. I trust God to work everything out. It means that nothing that I go through can compare to how tremendously glorious the King I serve is, nor how beautiful a blessing He has made of my life. My life is in His hands and I know He has a plan for me. Yes, it can get frustrating and stressful, but it is not devastating and overwhelming. As I move into this new chapter in my life, I have learned to be content in whatever situation I am in.
1 Peter 5:7
1 Timothy 6:6-8