Transitions. I’ve never been good with them. Right now, I seem to be at stasis while my world changes at lightning speed. A new family member. Friends getting married and having babies. Aging grandparents.
And I can’t keep up. This time not too long ago, I was getting up every morning for band camp and coming home every afternoon in a panic to finish my summer reading before the first day of school. Then I was preparing for college, walking the deserted campus to make sure I could find the right building on my first day. Then looking for my first job and wishing I were still learning how to drive.
The only thing consistent about life is that it constantly changes. For a girl that craves stability or warms up to change slowly, that’s a tough pill to swallow.
But that’s the problem, right? My stability coming from people and my environment. Those things change, too. But what I am constantly reminded of is that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He doesn’t change like shifting shadows (James 1:17). I can take him at his word. His love never waivers and his presence never falters. His voice always whispers, but I fail to hear it when I get caught up in the whirlwind.
So that’s what I’m learning in a season of transition. That I can find satisfaction that my Father is constant. He knows my heart intimately. And even when I wonder and wander, he continues to reach out for my hand with a gentle whisper, “Trust me with tomorrow.”
This month, we are talking about transitions – in life, in seasons, in people, places, and things. As you prepare kids for school, summer comes to a close, and we get ready for fall, don’t forget the one constant in the crazy. And in the midst of it all, don’t see the moment and change as ultimate. He is.
Kariss Lynch writes contemporary fiction about characters with big dreams, hearts for adventure, and enduring hope. Shaken, her first book in the Heart of a Warrior series, released in February 2014. Her second novel, Shadowed, releases March 3, 2015. A former freelance writer, she now works as the writer for the communications ministry at a church in Dallas.