Transition is as faithful as God is faithful. If there is no transition then there is no growth, gain in wisdom, or gain in strength. I often call them new seasons but right now transition seems more appropriate. Taking the emotion out of the upheaval is the harder part. We struggle under the pressure of new things almost seemingly forced upon us. With tender hearts and sometimes our tail between our legs we venture into what feels like the unknown.
God is giving us an opportunity to trust during these times. Its easy to have faith when things are seen but having faith in the unseen is a bit harder, especially when life feels less secure. I think transitional prayer should be a “thing”. Its probably one of the more important times for prayer. God listens from the inside out and knows our dreams, our fears, and our sorrows. He counts our tears, and beckons us to become stronger. Ultimately, if we place our heart in His hands we will be stronger for it.
God has a universe of support for us during times or seasons of transition. Asking Him to provide that support with grace is an important part of the step toward a stronger transitional period. The words of Jesus, “Peace be still” echos thought my spirit. He is good at calming the storms and wants us to become good at it too. So today, I am speaking to my own heart and soul as well as yours if you need it, “Peace be still”. Let the waters of the storm calm down and become soft like a glassy lake in the sunset.
Peace be still though tears and rain,
Peace be still through sickness and hardship
Peace be still through dreams and triumph
Through all of life, peace be still.
Loving you from here,
Dr. Jenine Marie Howry