This week, I turn the page to my next chapter. I start back to school for my second to last semester in my clinical mental health counseling masters degree. I also start a new job as group facilitator for an amazing, national mental healthcare company.

Two years ago, we couldn’t find a local IOP opening to transition to after hospitalization so we ended up going through a remote option. I never would have imagined such a short time later, I’d end up facilitating the same type of intensive outpatient programming groups for another tele-health company.

Pic from our 22nd anniversary, the day after I got the job offer

God doesn’t cause bad things to happen in our lives but He does promise to redeem them when we put our trust in Him. Nothing is ever wasted in His hands. Pain becomes purpose and wounds become wisdom.

None of us know when we get to turn the page and start seeing that purpose, but what if that’s part of the point? Maybe God doesn’t reveal His entire plan all at once because if He did, then we would get our peace from that knowledge, rather than our relationship with Him.

Maybe the wait is the only way to grow into that relationship and into what’s next in your life. If you’re currently in that in between space, keep praying because your prayers are not in vain. They are preparing YOU for what’s coming.

“I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her there. I will return her vineyards to her and transform the valley of trouble into a gateway of hope”