The Tension of Transition

January 13, 2019


My best friend moved away a few days ago. I searched 23 years to find her. She came. We lived and loved and now she's 22 hours away.


Why, Lord? 


This was my first reaction.

To be honest, that's my reaction to mostly everything that ever happens in my life that I'm uncomfortable with. Why didn't I get that job, Lord? Why is college so difficult, Lord? Why can't we seem to move back home, Lord?

Why, Lord?


It's honestly a spiritual temper tantrum. I want what I like ... what's comfortable and familiar. I want things my way and so do you. You know you do! So when things happen or come our way that is uncomfortable or unpredictable, the natural question is always why. But my desire is to change my why response into a yes response. Yes, Lord. That is my desire.



New beginnings are unfamiliar and transitions are often forced upon us, but they don't have to be a hindrance to us. 


We’ve all been there. Those weird ‘in between’ seasons of life where everything feels like it's falling apart. Where relationships seem to be transitional, jobs seem unbearable, goals feel unattainable and nothing seems solidified.These moments come in cycles and no one is exempt. No one!


Thank God for His promises, right?


Even in the mix of life affairs and the tension of transition, you are never alone. You are not overlooked by Jesus and  you are never forgotten. The Lord knows what He is doing and He is doing it all for your good and His glory!


So if your 2019 is feeling as if  you are in a transitional place in any matter of life, here are 3 scriptures to meditate on to encourage your faith while you wait for God to move.


1) “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.”-John 6:37

When we come to Jesus with our concerns, we will never be turned away. He cares so much and we can trust Him with our hearts.


2) “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”-Romans 8:28

No matter what is presently going on or will happen in the future, we can know that all things will work out for our best.  It is not saying that all things will be good but even bad things can work out for our ultimate best.  


3) “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”  -1Peter 5:7

Peter is telling us to cast all anxieties, worries, concerns on the caring shoulders of Jesus Christ.  He cares enough to carry what we cannot carry on our own.  When I cast my cares upon Him, that means that I don’t have possession of them anymore.

No matter what types of tension you are dealing with, remember that God is in the transition, too. He will not leave you but instead will use the situation for your good. Allow Him to draw  your closer as your grow and learn and develop in this phase of your life. You might be surprised at how your transitions turn into complements for your future!


Chin up, honey! You win!