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The one thing constant in life is change. To many people, change is a scary thing. However, our faith tells us that it is not. Here’s why:

God always has a plan.

His example of implementing change is something we all should embrace to make the inevitable change in our lives productive.

Reading throughout both the old and new testaments, we see God sending His messengers out to accomplish any task with a plan. Noah built the Arc according to God’s will. Abraham embraced the unknown and put his trust in the Lord and became the father of a nation. Moses led the Jewish people to the Promised Land. Even John the Baptist followed God’s call to make way for the Christ. These leaders did not always understand what awaited them, but they all had a common trust in the Lord. They understood that our Lord would always provide for their needs.

This still happens today. It’s not just a biblical thing.

When I worked in ministry, the worst-case scenario our Board of Directors planned for happened: our office burned to the ground.

After I got the call from a friend, I ran to the scene, met the fire department, and helplessly watched. In just a few short hours all our work was in a pile of smoldering ash. Not in control with no immediate action plan in place I was terrified. However, a peace came over me.

This was GOD’s ministry. He always has a plan.

His works are always better than one human can imagine. This tragedy was an opportunity for growth. Within just five months our ministry not only recovered but expanded our service. The result was something better than any of us imagined. God had a plan and it was perfect.

I learned this lesson many times over throughout my life. Whether it is a family death, a job change, or just a shift in interest, when I pray and reflect on change, I can always see where God has His hand in it. I continue to trust in the Lord. His plan is perfect.

2 Samuel 22:31

This God—his way is perfect; the promise of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all who take refuge in him.

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Nicole Lashbrook

Nicole is a wife of 22 years (and counting) and a mother of two amazing children. She is a frequent Eucharist adorer on her journey to Heaven.

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