Monday, June 29, 2009


"I have accepted fear as a part of life..... specifically the fear of change. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: turn back.... Erica Jong

I hate change. Even when it's good change.

We've moved to the new place. - I know I like it. I love the quiet, being surrounded by animals, woods and water - the neighbours are great. A few have warmly welcomed us, some even jumping in wanting to give us a hand.

Everything is different here - the layout of the rooms, the appliances, even the shower in the ensuite is on the opposite side to our old house. Things still need to be set up. Boxes are everywhere. I can't find some things I want. We still need to buy some furniture.

And I want to go running, but I don't know the woods around here. Where we were, I knew them really well and always felt safe but here I don't know the trails. I need to run. I need to run in the quiet of the woods. It calms me. It gives me a sense of safety. I don't know if these woods are as safe as the ones I ran in. I feel afraid. It's all so new.

Change. I hate it. Even when I know what I'm moving towards is better.
Why am I afraid? Something inside me just wants the familiar. And it's not like we've moved that far away from where we were. The day we moved, it was so hot, but I had to run. I went back to run in the familiar woods. I needed to quiet the fear inside me. I needed to hear God whisper, it's ok.

My heart tells me, trust. Don't be afraid. The little kid inside me feels like things are somewhat out of control. I think of some of the places I've been in my life. This is heaven compared to those places. I'm trying to breathe, to trust, to let go and know God never leads us where He knows we can't handle it. Maybe today I'll venture out in these woods.


Terri Tiffany said...

I am not a change person too-- I do it often enough but when I get there--then I start those feelings. I'm a bit afraid my husband might get a job out of state and we would move--that excites me but then I would miss here a lot. That's the part of life we go through, don't we?

Andrea said...

Change is often difficult for me, too. I am praying for GOD's divine peace to reign over your being..for him to gently guide you to the places safe for you to run and give you the confidence to set out on the course HE has for you.
Blessings, andrea

Anonymous said...

Sarah, change is a scary concept and difficult to understand. But, with change comes new and exciting opportunities for you. It will take a while for you to get use to the new surroundings but you will. Just trust in God to guide and lead you my friend. He will see you through.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your blog is awesome as I love the way you write your true feelings.

God bless you my new friend.

Polar Bear said...

Change is very difficult. And yes, even when the change is a good change. It can be very stressful.

Hope you do get familiar with the new woods and are able to go out running on the trails. I find running very good for my mind too.

Denise said...

Breathe in God, and His sweet love and peace. Breathe out the world.