I’m entering a new chapter, but that also means I’m leaving an old one with a ministry I love a lot. My tears are legit. They aren’t tears of fear or sadness, but saying goodbye to something I love a lot.
There are times that God is going to ask you to let go of a season — and it’s going to be hard.
But if he’s God (and he is), there’s a reason. He’s leading you into the new. He’s doing something different inside of you. Whatever it is, if God is the one asking, it’s our privilege to say yes.
- What is God is trying to give you?
- Are you holding on to the old?
- Are you willing to trust him?
In today’s More Than Small podcast, Holley, Jennifer, and I take this topic deeper. We share the fear we may feel when transition is coming our way. We acknowledge that change can be hard, even when it’s good!
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Here are some prayers that are helpful in transition:
- Where are you leading me, God?
- Will you help me find the good in this transition?
- What is my next step?
- Father, I’m grieving the old but I trust you in the new.
How can I pray with you as you take these new steps?
- The Spirit-Led Heart: Living a Life of Love and Faith Without Borders — You are not alone in the heart of transition. We are promised a Helper! Discover what that looks like and how to live the promise.
This is so apt for me… moving to a new area, beginning a new career, leaving friends and family, very scary but having to trust and have more faith than ever, knowing God has led us down this path… he is not going to leave us now … but also leaving the past, the security, the friends, the comfortable , the familiar … help me to embrace the new and surrender the old with grace … thank you Susie as always, the right words at the right time.. Spirit Led … xxx
I was thinking along these lines this morning. Thank you for your message. I don’t know what I’m grieving but I know God wants something different and better for me. Trusting Him in the transition. Have a blessed day!
This really spoke to me. My husband and I have sold our home of 13 years and moving into our RV to travel. We have to sell almost everything. I am leaving behind my church, friends and working at my church’s preschool. It will be a completely new life style. At first I tried to hang on to the old and begin the new but it was too stressful. God is guiding us all the way and helping me let go.
This has been my heart for the last several weeks. I knew deep in my heart that the Lord was doing something in me and the lives of my family members. So much has changed in fact that I am feeling a bit overwhelmed as it has been many things all at once, one after the other. Just doesn’t seem to be ending…
I don’t know what the Lord is doing but I know He is in these events.
I am asking for prayer for the Lord to enable my family and I to continue to live the Godly life He has for us with His strength, His wisdom and discernment for up coming decisions that will have to be made. We want to abide and obey in what it is the Lord is doing and allowing and in the decisions we make.
I am praying the three prayers you have shared today for myself and my family. ♥️
I need the Lord to strengthen mine and my families faith as we go through the uncertainty of what the future is going to look like for us possibly down sizing to a new home, new community, new church? So much change all at once. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I am struggling at this moment with everything going on in my life and the lives of those I love right now. I know we need to trust the Lord more as we go through this season we are in.
There has been a lot of betrayal, rejection and a very broken heart that has left me (and my family)numb and deeply wounded.
I know the Lord is with me and my family in this deep pain and suffering. We need the Lord to help us forgive, to bind the wounds and to heal us.
I find I don’t have a whole lot to say in my prayers lately accept His beautiful Name. And then other times I pray and the words just flow as I cry out to Him non stop!!
I’m okay and then I’m not okay again. (Deep Sigh)
This is so not like me. I’m usually pretty faithful. The turn of events have taken some of the wind out of my sails so to speak and my family as well.
Please pray for us.
Thank you so much for interceding in prayer and for taking the time to read my comment here.
Love in Christ
I was trying to think of the words to relay what I needed prayer for. Reading your letter was as if it were written by me! I believe the Lord led me here tonite to not only ask for prayer but to know that I am not alone in my brokenness & betrayal. The details may be a bit different, but the pain the same. Sometimes as you also wrote, all I can say to pray anymore is His name, Jesus..& Help me. Sometimes also, no, many times, I feel as if my prayers are inadequate..or maybe just that I am. God bless you & your family. Thank you for posting your letter..it helped me. I’ll pray for you. I hope you will pray for me too.
I am definitely in a new season! I believe the Lord wants to use me in a new way. I must learn to hear Him more clearly. I try not to think about my old friends, and I grieve over our old life. But I am excited over the new friends and new ministry. It is fun and adventuresome, but I have to guard my mind carefully. It is similar to jumping off a spot in a ropes course. I am jumping, jumping and trusting. Pray I am quick to move forward and I don’t hang back in fear…
Thank you Suzie for the service. May God guide you & bless you in the new ministry.