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5 Scriptures for When You’re in a Transitioning Season

As women, we understand very well what transitioning means. Transition is change and we have several of them over the course of our lives.  A good example is going through that last phase of childbirth that is the most painful but reaps the best reward, a baby! But getting through transition is not easy.

There are many different types of transitioning we will go through in our lives as women. Our own bodies change, having babies changes us, being married, running a business, taking care of your home alone, raising kids as a single mom, taking care of sick and aging parents, changing careers and more. All of these changes or transition are not easy. But we adapt.

Change is Hard

But what if you really hate change? What if going through transition is just very difficult for you. What can you do? Because all of us will experience change at some point in our lives, right?

I have been in a season of transition I would say for about 3 years now. And to be really honest with you, not one day of it has felt good. Not one day have I really embraced the transition that was happening in my life. I actually hate to admit that, but I haven’t.

One of the reasons is at first, I didn’t realize I was in transition. And that is very possible because there are some women who go into labor and not realize they are in labor and in the transition phase and actually get to the hospital and push. To the doctor it looks like they missed the transition phase all together and had a baby almost effortlessly.

Transitioning Takes a Toll

The transition phase for me has been one of great loss and shifting. It consisted of  losing relationships with women friends that I thought were my friends, losing long term relationships because people moved away.  That relationship really hurt me deeply and I have been having trouble recovering from the loss. Another shifting was losing my church of 20 years. It’s been a season where I’m not needed in the same way as a mom. It’s been one of dealing with deep loneliness from divorce. And it’s been one of trying to handle the struggle financially and recover my life and moving forward. All of these have left me broken, hurting, tired and frustrated.

In transition, we have no idea what the future holds. I couldn’t see the life I had anymore and wasn’t sure how to get to the life that was before me. The very thoughts of moving forward caused me much anxiety and stress. There was no one to talk to about any of these things I was going through. The people I would have talked to were no longer there. And I didn’t know why?

But in the middle of the transition, after a while, I realized that God was working something.  See, He knows the beginning from the end. God has always been walking with me.  Just like He is walking with you. With every turn around every corner, down every road where I couldn’t see, He could see.

You may be in a season of transition that you didn’t expect, and you cannot see the end of the road either. It’s okay.

Transitioning Changes You

One of the things that happened to me in my transition time was I became more quiet and more withdrawn from people. Not intentionally. But I just couldn’t handle any more noise from the outside. I began to really depend on the Word of God and just let it speak to me. Social media became almost sickening to scroll or look at. It became a huge distraction.

There would be days where I would just sit in complete silence. While I worked or cleaned or cooked, I just didn’t want any noise on? I wanted no sound. I wanted to quiet my inner man. You’ve probably been there. That place where you said to yourself, if I could just shut everything off and everyone out, I could think or move down this road. I could transition with a better attitude.

So, what can you do if this is you?

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5 Scriptures for When You’re in a Transitioning Season

Let me give you some scriptures that helped me and that is still helping me to transition in this season.

1.) Isaiah 43:19

 God reminded me that He’s doing a new thing. And sometimes when we are in transition, all we can see is what we’re losing. We can’t see the new thing God’s trying to create or give to us.

“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.”

-Isaiah 43:19 

2.) Deuteronomy 31:8

Another scripture God spoke to had to do with when I felt afraid. I had times where I felt utterly afraid. It felt like I was in a dark pit because I couldn’t see where I was going. I couldn’t see the next step or the next day or the next miracle or the next prayer.  But God would encourage me and let me know that He was going ahead of me. He would always be with me and he wouldn’t abandon me. The scripture brought me great comfort.

“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”

– Deuteronomy 31:8

3.) Genesis 12:1-2

The third scripture really encouraged me. With the loss of people in my life God was showing me that He was removing the people. Switching people around, adding people because of where He was taking me. Because of the call on my life and what He had for me to do everybody couldn’t go with me on the path. Some people’s assignment was over, and it was time for them to get off the path. This knowledge really blessed and encouraged me to keep going, but this was the hardest one. This understanding caused the most pain because it was hard to embrace. But God was doing a new great thing inside of me through the transitioning.

“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.”

– Genesis 12:1-2 

4.) Proverbs 3:5-6

The fourth verse greatly blessed my heart. I learned and took much pleasure from seeking only to do His will. When I did that, He would show me what path I was to take. I wasn’t to depend on my own thoughts and my own understanding because I didn’t understand what was going on. But to only trust in Him with my heart and I would be led on the right path.  

“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.”

– Proverbs 3:5-6 

5.) 2 Corinthians 4:17

The last verse He reminded me of was what I was going through, the transitioning wouldn’t last very long. But it was going to produce something from my life that would last forever. Because in the middle of my transition and our transition, you think this is never going to end, it’s never going to change. But God promises that it won’t last very long and waiting for His will is what will produce fruit that lasts forever.

“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

How you go through transition determines your next stop. Embrace the changes and trust Him wholly. Selah.

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