The Beauty of Change

When I hear that word, change, I get a little uncomfortable. Change can be difficult, uncomfortable, and pretty terrifying at times. 
The problem is, you won’t get anywhere without it. 
Change will rip you out of your comfort zone and challenge you, and that’s what we all really need. One of the biggest changes I have ever experienced is moving from my comfortable, beautiful home in Canada, to the different, uncomfortable country of America. There were a lot of emotions ranging from excited, nervous, scared, lonely, and a lot of homesick. It took some time for me to adjust to my changed environment, and to get to a place where I felt at home. Once I got to that place, I was able to feel thankful for the change I had experienced.
My little world still changes often, and it can still be difficult to recover from changes. 
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We have to remember that change is necessary. You will not grow without it. I think there is a part of each of us that craves change, it’s just difficult to cross that uncomfortable bridge. There is so much beauty in change, never stop looking for it.
 
So if you’re facing changes, go into this change with bravery, excitement, hope, and gratitude. I am sure that on the other side of your change, there is an immeasurable amount of beauty. I’m going to end this with one of my favorite verses. Isaiah 43:19 always helps me to remember the joy, excitement and hope in change. If you’re in need of some encouragement, all of Isaiah 43 is a great chapter to read. God has a plan for you, and he is never surprised! 
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 -Hannah Scott