The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
- Deuteronomy 31:8
We have been conditioned to dread change.
Our entire lives are structured on change and transition from the very beginning of our delivery into this world. As our mothers once grew us alongside all of God’s miracles and intentions for our lives- we transitioned from an idea, a prayer, an embryo, a fetus, a baby…etc. You get the picture!
Transition and change are pieces of the story of our lives and the story of how God is leading us through every bit of the journey.
This devotional is being written at a time in my own life where transition is at an all-time high. With an oldest going to college, a husband retiring after 22 years of service in the military, my own decisions on where to go next in my career and three small children all with transitions of their own.
In asking God to walk me through these moments- I feel compelled to share what I have learned and how God has led me to lean into a deeper connection with him.
I pray this devotional helps you see God in your own circumstances and your own transitions. He is listening and He is faithful and steadfast alongside you throughout your time in transition and in the waiting for it. Let’s pray together-
"Don't worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God" (Phil. 4:6)
Father you are good and holy-worthy of all our praise. I pray over the reader in this devotional that they may be led closer to you through the transitions they are embarking on. I pray now that you would be present and surrounding these circumstances guiding us through and teaching us as your children to follow you, to trust you and to believe in your word.
Reflection: What transitions am I embarking on? How is God already showing up here? Where can I trust him more?