Not another change!

Change is a strange beast. It can excite and scare at the same time. It can bring hope and it can bring dread. Some of us love it, others of us hate it.

I’m not a change addict but, looking back on my life, it’s not something I’ve minded. There is an excitement that comes with new things. I enjoy that. Yet, I’m not so keen when everything changes all at the same time.

I think that’s one of the struggles I’ve had over last 2 ½ years. When covid struck our country, lockdown followed. Life was radically altered for all of us, and it happened in just a matter of hours. Then, no sooner had we settled into the new pattern, it was already changing again. It left me craving for just a bit of normality and stability.

And this month, life is changing again. As you read this, our oldest two are getting ready to fly the nest and head off to Uni. I’m excited for them, but I also know their absence will leave an empty space in the home. It’s another change to have to get used to.

Over the last few years, I have been helped by reading a song that’s written down in the Bible. It’s Psalm 46. The words tell me that in the changing seasons of life, no matter what they bring or how hard it gets, God is able to keep me safe.

The most well-known line is this one, ‘Be still, and know that I am God’ (Psalm 46:10). Change can bring with it worry. Worry churns us up on the inside. What does God say? ‘Be calm and know that I’ve got this.’ I love that!

As we walk through life, we will all face times that make us apprehensive and fearful. If you’re finding yourself anxious, it’s important that you know you aren’t alone. There are people you can talk to, and I’d encourage you to seek them out. For me, the biggest help has been my faith in God, or should I put it, the God that I have faith in. The Bible says, he’s someone who is always there, and nothing is too big for him to handle.

If you want to know more about God and the difference the Bible says he can make in your life, you can contact me here.