Change is hard. Change makes us uncomfortable. Change means we must become accustomed to a new routine. It can take a while to adjust to the change that is happening in your life. This prolonged time of transition can cause doubt, anxiety, and sometimes sadness. Even if you have been excited about the changes that are happening; there is an adjustment period that causes different emotions to rise up. Last week, I assisted my 22 year old daughter, with a move to Washington State. She has been given an opportunity to continue her studies at a wonderful University. This is a very big change for all of us. She must adjust to life a great distance from family; and I must adjust to her being further than a few hours drive away. My daughter has a solid and complete foundation of trust in the Lord. She knows no-one in Washington. She will meet people, develop new friendships; and trust that God will guide her steps. I have a solid trust that God is holding her in the palm of His Hand. This change requires complete trust for both of us. The ability to know, without a shadow of a doubt, that Jesus will carry her and guide her…is one of the most precious gifts we can hold on to. As we all face changes in our lives, we must hold on to the promises that God has given us. God is with us. Always. God never leaves us, and He is our provider and our life guide. Trust is the one thing we must focus on as we seek God for His way in our lives. Pray for God to guide your heart, and you can be assured that the changes you must go through, will be the pathway to the life God desires for you.

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. PSALM 145:13

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path. PROVERBS 3:5-6

Jesus says: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” JOHN 14:1

God is with us.



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Layla Freeman is a wife, mother, friend, and encourager to all. She is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Layla is the C.E.O. and Founder of the Non-Profit outreach ministry called “Light of Hope”. This is an outreach to help individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and life difficulties. On Christmas Eve 2013, Layla lost her oldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was only 23 years old. There is no greater pain than child loss. Layla attributes her ability to face each day, to the overwhelming love of Jesus, who carries her through. This very difficult journey has given Layla the desire to help those who are facing difficult times and to help people see the hope. Her love for helping others is the passion behind Light of Hope. Light of Hope non-profit ministry has a vast variety of services that encourage, educate, empower and bring change and hope to the lives of those who need restoration and new life. Layla was awarded the Non-Profit “Leading Lady” award of Rogers County in 2018. She was also voted #1 community volunteer “Best of Claremore” in both 2019 & 2020. On June 9, 2020, Layla Freeman was Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical National Registry, as well as recognized as an “Amazing Oklahoman” in October 2020. Additionally, her non-profit Light of Hope was awarded the "Non-Profit of the Year" in both 2019 & 2020 and is also the winner of the International 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Drug Prevention Award. Layla is also an author. Her first book publication, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE, offers hope in the midst of dark times. Layla is also the author of the encouragement blog “Layla’s Light,” found on Facebook or on her website, She has been actively writing since 2001. Layla’s personal experience in the extreme difficulties of life gives her a deep understanding of brokenness. Therefore, Layla’s writing and passion behind her desire to help others is empowered by the truth of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness, and the hope we find in God’s promises. Layla is also a Business Owner/Vice President of Asset Industrial, Inc. She and her husband, Randall, work together providing services necessary for the oil refinery industry. She is also a respected Executive Committee Board Member, serving on the State Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board. Layla is a public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak and present to groups, schools, churches, organizations, conferences, etc. She has a passion to bring awareness, education, and hope to our society. She believes that working together, and collaboration with others is the key to healthy families and stronger communities. In addition, Layla is a Stephen Minister, Congregational Care Minister, Lay Servant/Speaker, and a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Layla has two daughters who face Type 1 Diabetes daily).

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