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Scripture can guide through change

Handling change can be a challenging task. However, as Christians, we can turn to several biblical principles to guide us through times of transition and uncertainty.

Acknowledge the change and how it is affecting you.

The first step in handling change is to acknowledge how it makes us feel and to relate those emotions to God in prayer and to others close to us. Experiences of grief, anxiety or anger can result from changes in our lives. We shouldn’t ignore these feelings or allow them to control us. A healthy acknowledgment of “where I’m at” is an essential first step. Once we name it and claim it, we can address it.

Trust in God

When facing change, one of the most important things to remember is to trust that Jesus is always with us to guide and encourage us. While change can be unsettling, we can take comfort in knowing that God is in control and has a plan for our lives. This can help reduce anxiety and provide a sense of peace and purpose, even amid uncertainty.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Seek wisdom

When facing change, relying on our understanding and instincts can be easy. However, as Christians, we are called to seek God’s wisdom through prayer, reflection on God’s Word and holy conversations with others. By seeking guidance from the Holy Spirit, we can gain clarity and direction and make decisions that align with God’s will. The new of All Things New begins with the inspiration God puts in our hearts.

James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

Maintain a spirit of gratitude

In times of change, it can be easy to focus on the negative aspects of the situation. However, as Christians, we are called to maintain spirits of gratitude and thank God for His blessings, even through change or difficulty. By focusing on the good things in our lives, and the opportunities that lay before us, we can experience joy and contentment, even during transition and uncertainty.

We read in 1 Thessalonians 5:18: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Forward in Hope

Jesus, You are the Resurrected One.

We, in the Archdiocese of St. Louis thank You for sharing your resurrected life with us.

Help us to move forward in hope as we plan for our future, Lord. May we be emboldened by the power of the resurrection, gracious Father, that we would be anchored in hope.

Strengthen us through the Eucharist to be more courageous and encourage us to be more humble. Inspire us with the Eucharist to be true witnesses of our Faith.

Stir the Spirit that dwells within us, open our hearts to be Your hands and voice in this world so that others will be drawn to You.

As we move forward, protect and strengthen our plans and efforts. As we live as a resurrected people, let not failure discourage us nor success blind us. And at all times, lead us, Lord.

Amen.

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