As humans, we all have to undergo many changes in our lives. From getting married, having kids, starting a new job or business, losing a loved one, and more are all indicators that we are about to undergo a season of transition and change.
Seasons of transition and change can be confusing, overwhelming, and just plain scary sometimes.
The possibilities of what’s ahead may seem endless and cause great worry, when you don’t know what the future holds.
Although these times of transition and change may cause great worry, we must remember that our God is the one who holds our future. We must remember that we serve a God that knows the beginning and the end.
We must remember that our God is walking alongside us as we undergo these many changes in our lives and is well aware of our concerns.
One of the greatest ways to remind ourselves of what God has to say during these times of transition and change is reading His word.
God has left us with His word to help give us peace during these seasons where everything around us or in us is changing.
Here are ten scriptures to meditate on during seasons of transition and change:
1. “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
2. “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
3. “The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.
4. “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.”
5. “So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”
1 Peter 1:6-7
6. “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! ”
2 Corinthians 4:17
7. “For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.”
8. “He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord !”
9. “ The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. ”
10. “ Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. ”
Crystal is an Elementary Educator in Texas that has been teaching for seven years. She has a masters degree in social work and further plans on becoming a child therapist. When she is not teaching students, she is ministering with her church’s praise dance ministry, leading young girls and boys in an after school dance club, or writing for her blog. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, reading, volunteering, and writing.Crystal aspires to help and work with youth from broken and lost communities through the gifts that God has given her. You can follow more of Crystal’s stories on her blog spiritledwanderer.com or on her Instagram @spiritledwanderer.