praying for those in transition

Written by Amy L. Sullivan

SERVE Editor Word lover. Book devourer. Music addict. Amy is a Northern girl who found herself living in the South. She drinks sweet tea, turns her nose up at okra, and attempts to tell her daughters "yella" isn't a color.

April 4, 2013

kitchen chair, transition

Today I’m thinking of my friends in transition.

Because sometimes I think God waits in places that smell of bleach and Hamburger Helper. Places that house women without a place of their own who wear red, fuzzy slippers and children who sport sleeveless pajamas in the winter.

Beyond banging doors and crackly announcements, God sits in an uncomfortable kitchen chair that rocks but isn’t supposed to, and He nods.

He sees dreadlocks and hears pleas of those working to discover what “better” looks like.

As prayers for new beginnings are hurled into the air, God marvels at the change, not in circumstances, but in hearts.

Will you join me in praying for my friends in transition?

What verses provide comfort for you in uncertain times?


  1. ML

    Phil 4:6

  2. Lyli Dunbar

    A verse that I have been hanging my hat on the past few months is Psalms 136:4 (NLT): “Give thanks to Him who alone does mighty miracles. His faithful love endures forever.” — It reminds me that God is in control, and I need not worry.

  3. soulstops

    praying with you, Amy, for your friends that they may know that “The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you: He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deut. 31:8

  4. Lisa Van Engen

    Beautiful. Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God.

  5. Sam Van Eman

    I like this, Amy. You paint enough details that I don’t need the whole story spelled out, and you use them in such a way that I’m encouraged to act. I’ll pray for folks in transition today.

    • Amy L. Sullivan

      Thanks, Sam. Lately, I’ve really been on a less is more kick with writing. Thanks for praying.


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praying for those in transition

by Amy L. Sullivan time to read: 1 min