just to be honest with you, this summer has been the summer of change, or so it has seemed, for me. lots and lots of things have changed at work, i'm experiencing changes in my relationships with some friends and for the first time in my life, i'm struggling more with change than i ever have. i spent some time last week praying about all these changes and i heard myself say to the Lord, "don't you think it's time to just let it all level out? how much change do you really think i can take?" i don't want you to misunderstand me...the changes i'm talking about aren't bad or horrible things but even so, it is what it is...change and it can make you feel as though everything around you is a bit uncertain.
i have taken great comfort in the fact that while things around me seem to change all the time, i have a deep and personal relationship with the One who never changes. so i have decided, especially when i feel overwhelmed by change, to stop and rest in Him...my sovereign, unchanging, merciful, faithful Savior.
we all know that there are times in our life when "a change is gonna come..." or maybe several changes will come but the Lord has been faithful to remind me that while circumstances and some relationships change, my hope is secure because my hope is in the One who is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
on a fun and more lighthearted note, look for a change to come to the blog in a week or two. it's not bad, i promise...it will be a good change :).
speaking of changes, can i just tell you HOW EXCITED i am that in 4 months and 2 days i get to change my last name to alley? super exciting. amy alley. i'm still trying to figure out if i will keep my middle name or go with my last name as my maiden name...any input you have might be taken into consideration ;).
i'm off to enjoy all these crazy changes that are floating around in my life right now.