Change and transition don't always have to be bad things. God's
love and strength can help us deal with them. Through faith and
prayer, we can find opportunities for hope, growth and second chances
in change. We can make our lives what we want to make them. Lives
that better reflect our thoughts and beliefs. Lives more grounded
in our faith and spirituality. A time of thanks for our many
blessings. A time of applying the wisdom and insight acquired through
our experiences and faith journeys. We can use God's love and
strength in the most difficult of transitions. It doesn't mean that
everything will go our way or that every transition and change will
be painless or positive. But God is there for us.
--from the essay "Coping With Change" by Earle Donelson, Ph.D.
the essay in its entirety.