A few weeks ago we moved from Pennsylvania to the Houston, Texas area. We’re in a new house, going to a new church, and starting a new school. My son James (who has level three autism) is missing his favorite pizza place, Hershey Chocolate World, and the familiar faces he saw at school and church. It’s been tough.
He’s struggled with anxiety through these changes. He tries to control anything he can by repeatedly closing all the doors in the house or asking to go to places he does feel comfortable (unfortunately we can’t drive the thirty hours it would take to get back to what’s familiar to him!).
I feel helpless. But I know who to turn to for help.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” We can hold on to that hope when everything else seems out of control.
The changes in your life may feel like a storm. But like the anchor of a boat, no matter how tumultuous the storms rages above, the anchor continues to hold.
God is your anchor so you can strive to be an anchor for your child—consistent, calm, and courageous.
When your heart is heavy with all the changes your family is experiencing that you can’t control, continue to trust God is in control over the big and small changes your are going through. Ask Him to calm the storm around you and remind you of the hope we have in Him. You can be strong when you trust in His plan for your lives.