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How to Deal with Change

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Life is Always Changing

I’m not always a big fan of change. I like routine. I like knowing what to expect. In fact, most of the time I really don’t like change.

This past weekend my mother-in-law passed away. After helping to care for her for the last 15 years, she’s gone.

And just like that, life has changed.

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On Sunday, my two youngest daughters went 5 hours away to summer camp. I expect them to have a wonderful time.

This is the first time in in nearly 14 years when I’ve been in a house without children. All of my five kids are in different places around the continent.

And just like that, life changes.

Sometimes change is good. My brother-in-law and his wife have just moved from way out in Oregon to just four doors down from our house here in Kentucky. We are so blessed to have them so close!

But most of the time, change feels unwanted, new, scary, and sometimes unexpected.

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The Proverbs 31 Woman

“She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.” Proverbs 31:21

The Proverbs 31 Woman did not fear the future because her family was clothed in scarlet. She didn’t have to fear because her family was covered in the blood of Jesus. When life changes, it’s still the blood of Jesus that saves us.

How to Deal with Change

Learning how to deal with change isn’t always easy. When life changes, we have to change. We have to adapt to life’s new reality.

Thankfully, we have a God who does not change.

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Because God does not change, He is a constant help. The Bible says He is a very present help in times of trouble. Psalm 46:1.

When we are feeling out of sorts, unsure, scared, worried, or grief stricken because of life changes, we can find peace and strength in a God who does not change and will not change.

Malachi 3:6 says, “For I am the LORD, I change not.”

So when you are feeling fear for the future you see changing… talk to Jesus! He is ready to listen.

Have you ever felt distress over changes in life? How do you deal with change?

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7 Comments

  1. Please know my sorrow for your loss and that your family is in my prayer. I always grow with each new challenge or change, whether I like them or not.
  2. I am so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law's death. My mother-in-law died in February. We went last month to go through her things to sell the house. It was very hard. She treated me like a daughter for the 38 yrs. I've been married to her son. I just hope that I can be as good to my daughter-in-law as she was to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family' Linda
  3. Melissa, your family is in my thoughts and prayers for your loss. As to how I deal with change: I fret and pray for guidance! I am grateful that God is there to hear me and that His love is constant!

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