July 5, 2021

by Kimberly Hobbs 

Welcome WWL’S Guest writer and VOT Editor: Rev. Lisa Morrison, Faith over Fear
Transitions are one of the most difficult places we find ourselves in life. Our footing becomes unstable. We know we cannot go back to what was, and yet we are being propelled into what we do not know will be. It’s like walking on a dock that has no supports. The instability produces a measure of anxiety and fear.
My daughter and I are in the midst of a transition right now. We know we are moving from our home in Kansas City and heading east. She will go to her home country of South Africa, and I will start by going to my family home in Maine. Beyond these initial landing spots, we do not know what the next step is, and it is producing a measure of anxiety and fear for both of us.
Maybe you are facing a transition in your life whether it be a move, a child leaving home, a broken relationship, a job change, the death of a loved one. The list is endless, and yet, any transition is most likely generating a degree of anxiety and fear in you.
Our transitions can feel like storms at times. We know as women of faith that God always has a plan and purpose for each of our lives as we walk in obedience to Him. Just as the disciples realize Jesus did not abandon them on the storm-tossed sea, we can realize the same thing. Jesus does not abandon us in our transitions. He is in the boat with us just as he was with His storm-tossed disciples. He asks them, and us, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mk 4:40, NIV)
Ladies, He is with us in the midst of our transitions, and He will calm the storms in our lives as we put our faith in Him. He will not abandon us, and His goal is always for us to go deeper in our relationship with Him.
Today, will you go deeper in trusting Him in the midst of your transition? He promises He will never leave or forsake you (Heb 13:5, NIV), and He promises He will see you safely through to the other side. Let’s put our faith over our fear and anxiety so we may go deeper with Him.