Good Change

by Rachel, 11, Kentucky

"We're moving."

Those words brought tears to my eyes almost instantly. Thoughts and questions flooded my mind.
I've lived here all my life! What school will I go to? Will I be able to make new friends?

That scary time was a year and a half ago. Since then, I've made lots of new Christian friends, grown to love my school and gotten to know my new church. I have been greatly blessed by God, and I am very thankful.

Through this moving experience, I've learned many valuable lessons. Change can be good! You can always trust God to take care of you, especially when you're doing what He told you to do. In this situation, we moved because my dad is a pastor, and God called him to a different church.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."

So whenever you move or go through a big change, remember: Change can be good!

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