CHANGE


I’ve been absent from my blog for a few weeks because my husband got some bad news. After 16 years, his position was eliminated. Now that the shock is over, we are waiting in anticipation for the next adventure God will send us on.

Yes, there are disappointments. Our summer vacation had to be cancelled, my kids probably won’t go to camp this year, and I’ve had to place the publishing of my first Bible Study on hold. But God has a plan in mind for us, and my husband’s old job is not part of that plan.

‘“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”’ Jeremiah 29:11

It’s easy to worry. It’s hard being taken out of our comfort zone and wondering what will happen next. We’ve concerned about what we will do when the severance pay runs out. But God will take care of us. During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told us not to worry:

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:25-34

I trust God to take care of us through this difficult time. And I look forward, with anticipation, to what lies before us. There’s people out there we have not yet met, who may become great new friends. Maybe we will have the opportunity to share Christ with someone. Maybe we are moving. I wonder where. Maybe…

I pray you look at adversity and change from God’s viewpoint. It may a fulfilling and rewarding experience.

Walk In His Light,

Julie

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