Acceptance of Changes
So many times in life, we find ourselves in a place where we need to accept what we cannot change. Many times we all go through tough times, and need to think about how we handle these or accept the decisions we have made. Each of us have made choices we are not necessarily proud of. But what about the choices that are out of our control?
There are so many emotions that we go through when something happens in our life that we have no control over. When we were first married, our hopes and dreams were so priceless and exciting. Not everything was perfect by any means, but we enjoyed the good times and worked through those times that were not as we had planned……
The day came when everything changed…. We were no longer a couple…. How easy it was to be down and out and wonder how we were going to get through this new stage of life. It was something we would have to accept. But how were we going to do that? One of the scriptures that stood out to me was Ecclesiastes 3:1 which reads: For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Accepting that I could not change my ‘new’ life.
So many questions, so many emotions, so many things to accept. How does one get through this stage of life whether it is a loss of someone close, a disease, and loss of a job or a sick child? One of my mother’s favorite scriptures was Psalms 103. I particularly like the first few verses which reads: Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles.
There are many things we need to accept in our new life no matter what they are… Have you given any thought to how you may handle this? What changes will you be making or have you made? The acceptance of new friends or of old friends that have moved on? The acceptance of perhaps selling your home and moving to a new community or state? Relationships with family or in-laws? Many of these are so real and difficult to accept. However, remember God is always with you. Psalms 46: 10-11 reminds us: He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, Iwill be exalted in the earth.” The Lord Almighty is with us.
Life offers us lots of challenges. How we accept these challenges makes a difference on how we heal and learn to enjoy life again. Go easy on yourself! I pray that God will help you through the changes you make in life.
Blessings to each of you!