Starting OverWednesday, May 15, 2013
I have been enjoying discovering all that my new town has to offer – there are great walking trails right by our home, as well as the convenience of countless stores and attractions. Each day I have been increasing the radius around our home as I learn which roads go where! But all of a sudden, I’ve felt a bit sad. Starting over isn’t easy. I miss my friends and…well, I miss my friends! I know I will be meeting new people, but the process of doing that isn’t as easy as it used to be. I miss our church and the familiar places and faces I saw each day. I miss the sense of belonging to a community. Did I mention I miss my friends?
The “task” of settling in shouldn’t be regarded as a chore. I should think of it as a joyful adventure, taken one day at a time. But, right now, I’m feeling overwhelmed as I look ahead and see the list of things I need to do getting longer and longer. However, even as I type those words, I realize that I simply need to give all this to the Lord.
I know God will take care of me…He is taking care of me! I need not be afraid of the “work” of finding a new church, new friends and my way in this new place. He will help me as I become part of a new community! He will strengthen and encourage me. I am trusting that He will lift my burdens and give me the courage to start over. It may not happen overnight, but it will happen, for God has a plan…and through it all He is here with me!
Releasing my burdens to Him,