New Neighbors

“Then he sent messengers to Balaam . . .to call him, saying, ‘Look, a people has come from Egypt. See, they cover the face of the earth, and are settling next to me!’ ” Numbers 22:5

Balak goes on to ask Balaam to curse his new neighbors. He wants them gone. And I wonder if I have been less than welcoming when change settles in.

Oh Lord, please change how I view change, that I might be a blessing and not a curse. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Settling With Change

Each time change comes
I can decide
whether to embrace it
or turn it aside.


  1. This is so beautiful Deb!
    I already learned to embrace Him for each change that comes my way. Most of the times it is so overwhelming so the more that I cling to Him. I am such a scared child who run to her Dad and need to hear Him say, “Everything will be all right.”

  2. Change is something I tend to resist. This is true when it comes to both big changes and small changes. But you are right. The Lord strengthens me and enables me to make that choice to embrace it. Thank you for this reminder. I am also glad that I read Ann’s post the other day about prayer. I can pray for myself and others as the Lord uses these posts to edify. All I have to do is just close my eyes and bow my head…and reckon with my heart…and your blog helps me to reckon so much!


  3. Deb, I have experienced so much change in the last year,and I’m sure there is more to come. This poem is a wonderful reminder of how to react to that change. Thank you. Peace, Linda

  4. Ok Deb,

    You’re no longer allowed to live in my house in your invisible state 🙂

    I tend to be very methodical and will do the same thing over and over again with no issue whatsoever. I don’t like change very much. The last 12 months of my life have also brought many changes. I’ve not embraced them all but I’m learning to say “not my will, but Thine be done”.

    Thank you for this wonderful post Deb.

    All the comments so far reflect how I feel at times. Thank you ladies. May God give you all you need as you deal with the changes ahead.


  5. I love that sweet spoon, that change makes us cling to Him all the more! 🙂 So glad our Daddy loves us and assures us under the shelter of His wing.

  6. Thank you Theresa, for your prayers for us to handle change and embrace what there is in it that God wants us to, remembering that He is still in control, still loves us and is working good. God bless you through each change and bless the prayers that ascend each time you read our posts!

  7. I don’t like change much and usually always purpose to see it as bad. Bad me! So, He keeps changing . . .me! ha! Thinking of you as you go through your changes. God bless you and steady you with His ever present hand each time change comes your way!

  8. It is hard to embrace some of the changes, isn’t it? I keep thinking, this can’t be good. . .it’s not working here . . .how can I change it back? Praying for Him to give us the discernment we need and the right attitude each time those changes come that we have no control over and need to accept and look for Him in. Thank you for your prayers for us all!

  9. Love that idea of finding a way to view change differently. I think we are all scared of it, but it can be such an exciting part of life!

  10. Ha! Jessie, not so sure about ‘exciting part of life’, but you do let it sink in, and as much as I dislike this saying, things grow on you. I walk around with moss on me all the time LOL I pray with out ceasing at all times, so it begins to root eventually…then it takes on flowering qualities after a while…our garden of change 🙂 I figure gardens are pleasant so be it…

  11. That’s the attitude I need, Jessie! Excitement! 🙂 Not the look of dread I sometimes give it now. ha!

  12. Oh you poet/chef you! Love that garden of change, growing and flowering! Yes! God bless you E, and all the changes that you turn into gardens for Him.

  13. Debbie, your poem! It is the banner I need over my life right now as I go through a phase of seismic change! Thank you!!! I love your simple poems…they say so much with so little. They help… without complication.

  14. I’m thinking the A stands for Angel more than Anonymuss. 🙂 God bless you and walk you through each change, holding you close so you can hear His heartbeat. It’s saying, “I love you, I love you, I love you.”

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