The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delighteth in his way.
I've laid my heart, my plans, my desires before my King over and over and over. And each time, He gently makes my path clear. I trust Him. And I know, beyond all doubt, that I am exactly where I am supposed to be. And that means that He will bless and shelter my family in this next transition, just how He has in the past. My trust and faith is in Him and His word.
If you surrender your life to Christ and lay your plans before Him, He will guide your footsteps. It is a promise repeated in His word. Whatever transition you find yourself in, whatever the circumstances, whatever others may say, and whatever your feelings may be, calm and quiet yourself in His promises.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5: 6-7
"Dread" is a pretty strong word, and one that maybe we don't talk about enough. It creeps in, deceptive, and tends to stick around. Dread has no place in a joy-filled life, and dread is a choice. I have the power, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to overcome dread (2 Timothy 1:7), but I must humble myself before the Lord and accept his plans. Whenever an uncomfortable transition comes my way, it is helpful to remind myself that when I humble myself to God's plans and choose not to live in anxiety and dread, I can expect great things in my future and in my family.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12: 1-2
This verse covers this season for me in every way. I will offer my present, my future, my family, and myself to God in this season. With the help of the Holy Spirit I will renew my mind and replace dread with expectation. And then I will be able to do the will of my Father: I will love the people in in my life every day. That is my desire, to be a lover of people, whomever that may be in the season I am in. And I believe that God will meet my needs and take care of me and my family in every way. I look forward to a future of blessing.