Emotional Change


Change isn’t easy. Especially if the change has to do with an emotional tie. Sometimes we have invested our hearts into something, and we don’t know how to let it go. There are many examples of emotional change. Grief and loss of a loved one; loss of a job; divorce; moving; graduation; aging; and many, many more. Each of these examples are normal parts of life. Our life journey isn’t always easy. It’s a continual learning process, and if we are not careful…sometimes we can miss the beauty of the journey. Even when we face difficulties in life, there is a beauty in the midst of the pain. We have to look for it. We have to learn from it. We must grow from it. In order to find the beauty in the pain, we must be willing to see it. Walking through life with a guard around our heart doesn’t allow us to experience the full journey. Allow yourself to ‘feel’ and ‘experience’ life. Allow yourself to understand that things will never stay the same. Allow yourself to find the positive…even if it seems impossible. YOU have a choice. God has given us free will to think, do, and be as we choose to be. Jesus walks alongside us through everything. We can choose to take His Hand and fumble through life with Him. He will never leave us. He is always with us; even when we choose to ignore Him. Begin to realize that change is inevitable. Find a way to seek the beauty in it. I face each day without my oldest daughter on this earth. It is painful and raw…every single day. However, there is a beauty in the midst of the pain. Her memory is with us forever. Because of what we have walked through, we are more able to understand the needs of other’s going through the same difficulties. I made the choice to accept her loss, and turn my pain into purpose. Don’t let the struggle of your life cause you to crumble. Pick up the pieces, and find a way to turn your pain into a purpose. Jesus will hold your hand, and God will guide your steps.

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 steps. PROVERBS 3:5-6

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ROMANS 15:13

God is with us.


© Layla Freeman 2018
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light 
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