Change and Transition by Sarah

As many of you know I had been in the States for the past nine months. After having lived in Nicaragua for nearly seven years I felt like a stranger in my own country, but God is faithful and He carried me through the culture shock and change. He provided me with some very key friends to lean on and walk me through some of the hurts and disappointments that had stole my joy and passion for living life to the fullest. He gave me time and space to heal and surrounded me with a community of people who care and love me deeply.

As I reflect on my time in the States I cannot even begin to count all the ways that God blessed me; there simply are to many. I traveled back to Nicaragua and made it home safely to my family on New Year’s Eve. I started off the new year and the new decade reconnecting with family and friends. If I am completely honest it has been a lot harder to adjust back to life here than I had imagined. While it is beautiful being home again, loving on my babies, catching up with my family here, and visiting many friends, I find myself feeling overwhelmed at times not sure how I fit into the picture.

It is at times like this that I realize how desperately I need God, and remind myself of who He says I am. In the midst of transition and change He is my Solid Foundation, He is the Rock on which I stand. I started this year off in transition and I know the rest of the year will be filled with many more transitions and change as I travel to Papua New Guinea, the States, back home, and possibly to Costa Rica, but I pray that through it all I realize more than ever before the unchanging characteristics and qualities of the God that I serve. He is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore! So no matter what change I go through, His love for me will never change. He is completely faithful and trustworthy, so I will move forward with joy, living fully in each moment that He gives. By Sarah Lee

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