Hang in there, folks. It gets easier. Five months ago I started a new job. It was in a town I knew nothing about. I didn’t know how I’d get there. The first day when I found myself on the new subway line and new bus line, it was confusing. It took forever and felt longer since it was all unknown territory.
The job itself was of course new. Although I knew the job duties I didn’t know the company. Everything was new. New people, new desk, new office.
The first day was so long and tiring. One night during my first week I came home and thought “I’m so glad I’m home! I recognize everything at home. It is safe and familiar.” I wanted to cry!
I had been at my previous job for 11 years. I was used to it and excelling at it. I had lots of friends. I had made it home. We are such creatures of comfort and habit. Take us away from our security and it hurts!
My first week came and went. And then the first month. Five months later, I relish my long subway ride. This morning I read the Bible almost all the way here. I am waiting for the bus and know all the regulars. I have new friends at work and am on my way to a thorough understanding of the company.
God is good and all good things come from him. He gives us patience and perseverance. But we have to use his gifts! All is well.
Run at once to meet her and say to her, ‘Is all well with you? Is all well with your husband? Is all well with the child?’” And she answered, “All is well.”
2 Kings 4:26