Friday, April 9, 2010


Lots of changes for me lately! I recently graduated with my master’s degree and became a nurse practitioner. I then left a job of five years that focused on cardiac emergencies and very aggressive, heroic medical care, to work with terminally ill patients. I also had a big birthday last month — the big 3-0!!!! I am learning a new role, new job, and doing all this while trying to figure out how to be a young professional woman — not just a young lady. Oh, and going to start a family here soon!

Changes are tough. The changes in my life have taken me into uncharted territory, and I will admit I have had some moments where insecurities and doubts get the best of me. But the one thing that stays constant and secure in my life is God. God does not change. The truths about Him are still the same: He is good, faithful, merciful and powerful (just to name a few). God’s word tells me that:

James 1:17 — Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Hebrews 13:18— Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Changes are inevitable! My life will continue to change (I have heard children change your life) but I know that I can trust in the ultimate constant that will never change. His mercies are new for me every morning and He is always with me, in this I can be secure. Thank You, Jesus, for being my rock!

Other references: Psalm 90: 2-4, Psalms 102:27, Malachi 3:6, John 8:58

Michelle Heriford


  1. Congratulations, Michelle, on these exciting changes!
    I hold on to the same promise and hope as you. God never changes. And because of that, I'm less afraid of all the other changes in my life. I keep clinging to the Rock.

    Oh, and by the way, Yes! Children will totally change your life. And no matter what anyone says to you, they cannot adequately describe how things will change. BUT, God will remain perfectly faithful, and perfectly able to carry you. Keep holding on to HIM.


  2. Amen! I've had a lot of changes in my life in the last 18 months too. There have been a few moments of sheer terror but many more of blessed contentedness as I trust God for the next step. And the blessings ... oh, how He blesses! There's nothing better than being in the center of His will.

  3. Being one who typically panics over change, God has taught me recently to focus on the size of HIM rather than the size of the problem (or opportunity). This has helped me to keep from feeling so overwhelmed. I have also noticed that my stomache cramps are not as nearly as intense as they used to be! (Which is always a welcome change!) lol

  4. Thank you so much for your comments. I too struggle with change. It's hard to not get lost in the changes of life. I just need to remember that I serve a God who never changes. Thank you for reminding me of that. It's nice to know that I'm not alone.