Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 KJV
How do you handle transition? Working with families of children with developmental disabilities, this is a typical question I ask regarding their children. I’m accustomed to receiving responses along the lines ranging from typical to challenging. I admit, transition can be challenging for typically developing children and adults. For me? Well, admittedly, I don’t think about my reaction to things like transitions until I find myself smack dab in the middle of one.
That’s where I currently find myself. Smack dab in the middle of a transition.
It’s not even all that shocking to be honest. This is where God has been leading me all along. Still, that unknown. That trusting Him one step at a time. I suppose this is where true faith kicks in. Where my words are meaningless and my works/actions mean everything! Do I really trust Jesus with my life – with my children’s lives as I say I do?
As I stand here, in the middle, I just hear Him tell me to trust Him, it’s a new season. The promises, the prophesies, the words spoken over my life over the last few years are all coming to pass. As I take each step into this new season, I move forward optimistically. I spent the last few days, honestly, nervous – on pins and needles – in awe at how God is a God of suddenlies. One minute we are in the wait, then suddenly! He just sweeps in like the wind, we don’t see Him come or go, can’t tell from which direction He came or went, still, suddenly, He showed up and everything changed I’m an instant.
More to come as we walk out this journey.
It’s not easy to work with developmental disabilities. I have a physical challenge myself. I commend you.
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You know, I thank God for the grace to support not only the children, but also the families. To be able to recognize even the smallest achievements is progress and such a blessing. There are challenging times, keeps me on my knees and provides opportunities to pray with families and witness. I admire the hope you inspire!
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