Peace In Change | Joel

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I’ve never been good with change my entire life. Whether it be changing schools in elementary school, changing schools in high school, different jobs, etc. I’ve just never, ever been good with change. The anxiety, the uncomfortability just never sat well with me, until I started to lean on God more in my life.

One specific instance of change that gave me peace was choosing to attend my current church, and leaving my old church. The church I was raised in. It was not an easy decision to make, but once I did, I entered with more peace than I’ve ever entered any major change in my life. And thus came career changes as well, still with peace– a once foreign feeling to me in times of transition and change.

Due to an unfortunate series of circumstances, my family and I just found out we’d have to move out of our house for a year, possibly longer, due to some maintenance that needs to take place. Upon hearing this I became anxious. I quickly thought about the affects such a large change would take in my life, even if just for a year. All my routines and comfortabilities now need to be reestablished. Not being in the home that I was raised in, that my grandfather planted three beautiful oak trees on when he owned the house, put a knot in my stomach.

And then I remembered God guiding me through more recent areas of change. I remembered Him guiding me through my career change, church change, high school transfer, and so much more. An immediate peace fell over me. I’m not sure what is in store, but what I can do is trust in Him and remember that He is faithful. If you are going through times of change yourself, I want you to remember this verse right here:

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6