faith Parenting

Finding God in Times of Transition

In times of transition, it’s normal to feel lost or forgotten. But you are not lost, and neither is God. He is right where He’s always been, longing to be with us in our struggle. He wants to wait with us while we look for our new normal. He is never intimidated by our situation and He never gives up on us, even when we lack faith.

“Is the timer done yet?” My phone dinged after three minutes, signaling my preschooler was free. He’d spent one hundred and eighty seconds in captivity.  He kicked and screamed for the first sixty seconds or so, then shouted, “I promise!” and “I’m sorry!” After a second or two of silence, he asked, “Is the timer done yet?” My son is really asking, is it over yet? Is the hard thing behind me? Am I free to get back to normal life? Most of the time, the answer is not yet.

After selling all our possessions and moving our family from Alabama to Alaska for a new job, we spent the first few weeks asking ourselves and one another, “Is the timer done yet”? When does life start to feel normal again? We thought the initial decision to sell everything and move was tough. We had both underestimated how hard it would be to establish our new life on The Last Frontier.

I’m over at Venn Magazine, talking about finding God in the midst of transition.

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By Steve Austin

Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Thank you for this.
    I’m feeling a little tired of dealing with a particular difficult situation in my life (yes, a transition, and one that hasn’t always felt positive), and I needed to hear this today.