Courage to Change

It came in my email this morning. Notification of a change.

The change was put forth in a positive light, but I was disturbed. My thoughts were along the lines of: “Oh, really. Why do this? Why do we have to change? This is going to be confusing. It just so annoying.” And fearful, which I didn’t name, because how comforting if things could just stay the same.

I texted a dear friend, who I knew received the same email and was more in the know about the facts of the change. She elaborated on the facts, which put the change into the worrisome category, and what my mother would term a ‘sad state of affairs’.

Then I heard a whisper, and I swear it came with a chuckle: “God is in control.”

I grabbed my phone and texted those few words to my friend, and she agreed.

Minutes later I read:
“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” ~Victor Hugo

I think this quote sums up a good and strong way of life.

God is awake. He’s still in charge, no matter what it looks like.

Have courage for change, for the losses and trials and worries and stresses, and yes, for the great and small successes, too, because change surely comes with success. Take risks, make mistakes, stretch for the moon. Do your work, what is before you daily, and trust that no matter what path you take, God is there and leading. Trust that there is a pattern and all works out for God’s good plan, and that no one and no thing can thwart God’s loving plan for you and yours.