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Aliza Latta is a Canadian writer, artist, and author, who is a huge fan of telling stories. Her artwork and writing has been featured in publications for LifeWay, Dayspring, and (in)courage. She is always searching for the goodness of God, even when she has to squint to see it.

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  1. I have been thru the same episodes as yours and with your comforting and reassurances, i am finding refining processes to propel into a better horizon and still awaiting.

  2. Sure wouldn’t want to face change without the One who never changes! He is the strength, comfort & peace when everything around us is in upheaval. Our rock, our refuge. Not much of a hiker but those images of His being our rock still resonates with me. Thank you for sharing. Blessings on your new path. Can’t wait to hear how God is in your details in the future!

  3. Thank you for this today. I’m not one who enjoys change, especially when it’s sudden. I want the future steady and predictable. Instead I have a God that’s steady, wise, full of love, mercy and grace that leads me onward.

  4. I resigned from my journalism job in 2017. It was probably the hardest thing that I have ever done aside from going through my divorce. I loved that job so much, but it was obvious that it was time to do it. I hope you receive the peace that comes from making a hard decision. I still miss it to this day but I know it was needed.

    • Heidi,

      Change is hard. We all want safety, same old same old. Sometimes God calls us out of our comfort zones. Fortunately He willingly comes with us. He has better plans for us, Congratulations on taking the first hard step to a new life. Praying your new job is something you enjoy. Know that God has a trail for us to blaze through the wild blue yonder of His amazing grace. (stolen from The Great Adventure song by Stephen C. Chapman).

      Blessings 🙂

  5. What a sobering message for today.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and being vulnerable to help others.
    My desire is to know that I will be able to embrace my next change in life with a smile and a sigh of relief. No one knows what tomorrow will bring but I know the Creator knows all things and I am His Beloved Daughter.

    Enjoy your day Everyone.

    Brenda

  6. Wow, this one hots home for certain. My husband and I have been thinking about relocating out of state. He has been with his company for almost 20 years, we own a home, so this is worrisome, to say the least.

    I keep reminding him and me both that if it’s in God’s plans, he will open up those avenues. But that first step is as you mention, “like stepping off a cliff”. But he’s been unhappy at his job for several years, I know it will be worth it, if and when it happens.

    He’s working on his resume and applying for a few jobs there this week. It’s in God’s hands. All will fall into place as it will for you, too.

    Thank you for sharing your things and being vulnerable. I am excited to hear about you4 next step, whatever that may be. May God bless you, Aliza.

  7. AMEN to that. God always being there when you need Him! That is the best assurance we can get. What ever happens in my life I always turn to God first. Thank you Lord.

  8. Aliza thank you for sharing your heart with us. And THANK YOU LORD for your never changing heart, character and provision for our lives and for your Kingdom.

  9. I’m my opinion, or should I say personal experience, we shouldn’t make a move UNTIL we hear from God no matter what it is.

  10. I feel deeply that big change is coming, and needed, in my life. I have been seeking out advisors and spiritual mentors, but no one has come by my side for more than a mere moment, and no doors are opening. i don’t feel God’s lead in any particular direction, and haven’t for many years now. I am struggling with waiting for God’s guidance and hand on the situation (“handwriting in the sky” or just a door being pushed obviously open), and with the fact that we have freewill and choice. If it is my choice and I am praying for guidance, why is it not coming? I should also note that I am divorced with two teens, and have been struggling to keep our heads above water for over 10 years. I just don’t know what I should be doing differently; I don’t have the resources to risk searching randomly for a new purpose and direction.

    • Viv,

      Abba Father, Please guide Viv down the path you want her on. Give her wisdom & wise counsel to help her make the right decisions. She desperately needs some kind of change. Show her where you want her to work & live. Shower her with the peace that surpasses all understanding. In Jesus Name AMEN!!

      Blessings 🙂

  11. I’m so proud of you, Aliza! The rock has been your sure foundation this far…He’s not going anywhere! So excited and expectant to see where He’s going to lead you next.

  12. Aliza,

    Change is both hard & exciting. It is scary to leave the comfort zone. Sometimes God calls us out & all we can do is obey His leading. Who knows what lies ahead for us? The one assurance we have is that Jesus will be right there with us through the journey. If He calls you to a new job then He will equip you for it also. Congratulations on resigning your position. Now just follow His lead!!

    Blessings 🙂

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