How do you handle change? I handle it in 2 different ways. Sometimes I handle it with dignity and grace, while others I am a blubbering nut job who feels down in the dumps. For me there is really no in between. As the summer comes to a close and school begins and fall is knocking at the door, that feeling of change is making me anxious....and well, down in the dumps.
So when this happens what should we do about it? I of course talk about how I feel with my husband and family. And that does help. But the thing that helps the most is turning to my Heavenly Father and my Savior for comfort and guidance. I get down on my knees and ask. The answers do not always come just how I want them to, and the guidance is not always what I expect. But I have faith, that if I follow Heavenly Father and my Savior, I will be lead to what is best for me and my family. Though it may not always make my journey to peace easy, it does make it worth it.
Now let me explain something about myself. There was a time in my life, when prayer was not in my daily routine. I just didn't pray. I don't know why, I just didn't. So once I did, my life changed. I of course still made mistakes, and did not always follow the guidance my Heavenly Father was giving me, but it did change my life, for the better. I began to realize I felt better, and some of the burdens of life felt lifted from my shoulders. So I ask you all to get on your knees.....and pray. I assure you all our righteous prayers are heard.
With my husband about to go back to school, and my oldest starting pre-school, my life is changing, my routines are going to change and I worry about a lot of things. I am a worrier. So that blubbering nut job I told you about has been around....and very annoying. But I am trying hard to deal with it. It may seem like the changes are minimal, and I agree, they really are, so why am I so anxious about it all? I wish I knew. But that is where my faith comes in. This is when I find myself on my knees most often, because I need my Heavenly Father and Savior. We all need them.
Change is never easy, and we all handle it differently. But there is something we can all do, Pray. Our Heavenly Father knows us all by name. He hears us. He loves us. He is there to buoy us up and comfort us. He like any father wants what is best for us. He is aware of what we need, and when we need it. We just need to have faith. I know that sometimes it is hard, and the despair we feel at times is overwhelming. But turn to our Heavenly Father and to our Savior. They are there to guide and lift us up even in our darkest hours. They love us.
So though change may not be easy, if we turn to prayer, the burdens can be lighter.