God's Presence in Our Transitions
Jacob and I had a baby.
I mean, wow. I can’t quite believe it myself. But Jacob and I had a baby! After nine long months of growing and growing, the Lord blessed us with a baby girl. Our hearts have been stolen and we are completely in love.
Having a baby has been quite an experience. The first couple weeks were painful, messy, exhausting, and completely wonderful. After giving birth, hormone levels begin to fluctuate a great deal, so this + lack of sleep = a whole range of emotional ups and downs. One moment I would be looking in the face of our little love, feeling complete joy over the beautiful life God blessed us with, and the next I would be crying because I didn’t know if I would ever go outside again, serve at church again, or have time to sit next to my husband and talk to him again.
Transitions are a part of life.
There are transitions from high school to college.
Single to married.
Living with your parents to living on your own.
Moving from one location to another.
Not being parents to being parents.
Serving in one ministry to another.
And no matter who you are these transitions take adjusting.
In my overwhelmed, hormonally charged, sleepless state, God met me and comforted me with this verse:
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye” (Psalm 32:8).
Things in my life are changing right now. My ministry will look different. My marriage will look different. I will look different as God molds me into the wife and mother He is leading me to be. But through all this change He will be instructing me and teaching me in the way I should go. He will be guiding me with His eye. I find so much comfort knowing He has not thrown me into motherhood and left me there to learn to swim on my own.
Praise God! He is present in our transitions.