Changes are hard.
I am reminded of this every day this past week.
As I fret about the curriculum that I don’t like and as I get to bed really late . . .
my oldest two kids have been in tears as they try to decipher a curriculum they are not used to.
One worries about a Bible quiz team that she does not want to be on (and later finds out that there is none this year!), and the other at least laughs about how she was lost at choir practice when she tried to sing alto by herself–which she has never done before.
My littlest sometimes cries when she has to leave me to go to her class (even though she likes her teacher), and my boy got the chicken pox the day before school starts. Of course, this happens right before I go back to work for the first time in 13 years. It’s a light case as he had been vaccinated, which is a relief; and we are so thankful my mom could watch him.
It’s hard, and it’s easy to be discouraged.
So as my husband and I are sitting here tonight, 3 days into teaching in a new school, me working full-time for the first time since I have had children, my husband lets me know that a dear friend of mine that I got to know through a Bible study last year unexpectedly lost her husband last night. She is young– in her 30’s. Her daughter is 7. She had to tell her daughter tonight that her daddy died.
It makes my frustrations seem so trivial. Yes, life is hard; changes are hard. But God is good. He is with us in the hard times, and He can help us through them.
Of course, when someone is going through a traumatic experience, it may not seem like God is with us. It may not seem like God is good. But who needs God when life is always good? When we go through the time times, we realize how much we need Him! Then, after we get through the hard times, we can look back and see how God helped us through those difficult times.
And for everyday changes that can be wearing and hard, turn to the one who can bear your burden. He has promised that He will help those who come to Him.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
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