Change involves loss
By Larry Platner
Change whether by choice or not involves loss: loss of friends, family members through moves or death, a job, a home, health, status, finances, favourite places, possessions, security, comfort, direction, purpose and more. Such loss makes us dread, even resist change. We like our routines, knowing what to expect. It gives us a sense of safety.
When change does happen, we need to stop, name our losses and properly grieve over them. It is healthy to acknowledge the anxiety, pain and grief these losses cause and lay them before God. To lament is not complaining or showing a lack of faith, but acknowledging your feelings and placing your trust in God.
What have you lost through recent changes in your life?