Sunday, September 30, 2018

Meeting God in the Middle

In the morning, when everything in you wants to stay home and drink tea,
but church is what you need, what you crave, you go.

Up the street with your sister and cousin, into the building with faces familiar and new, you go. Sit down, stand up, sing the songs, hear the Word being preached, take a breath. Feel the weight of your problems rattle in your chest, race in your thoughts even as you try to sing. Take another breath. Listen as someone shares their heart.

I wrote recently on my side blog that sometimes it feels like I'm waiting for the next phase of my life, even when I'm supposed to be enjoying this one.

And interestingly enough, today's lesson was about that, that feeling of being in the middle. It's when you're not quite at the beginning of a new season, but not quite at the end of the current one, either. between. And that's how I feel right now. Waiting for the Lord to provide and answer prayer and trying to keep my heart soft to Him and connect even when it feels like He doesn't hear me. Because in my heart of hearts, I know that He does.

"I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
yes, I will remember Your miracles of long ago."
- Psalm 77:11

If you're in the middle, too, know that it gets better.
And sometimes, the middle is the best place to be! The pastor today brought up the great point that most of our lives are lived in the middle. In the waiting, in the in between, in the pauses and silences between seasons. And that's okay. That's how we build our faith and cry out to the Lord. And when a new season starts, it's all the more beautiful.

What about you?

Do you ever feel like you're in the middle? Is there anything that you're waiting for God to provide that He hasn't yet? Look back and remember what He has already done. I'm trying to be more grateful and enjoy this current season. Have a great week, friends! 


  1. This really describes where I feel I am right now. This is so true. I feel like I'm in the middle, stuck from moving forward. And sometimes I doubt God even though I shouldn't. And I try not to. And it's wrong of me to do, but I know He's providing and that He has a plan, even when I feel stuck.

    My work situation isn't the best right now and all I want is to get out. But maybe I'm still needed there. Maybe there's still an impact I have yet to make. And that's why I'm being held there.

    This post is very inspiring to me. Thank you. <3

    1. You're totally not the only one, I definitely feel like I am stuck from moving forward, too. But sometimes it's for the best - if the Lord is keeping you in a certain place, even if it's hard, He's got to have a reason. Even though it's difficult to think about in the moment.

      I love your perspective - You're right, you never know who you still might have a chance to make an impact on. I'll be praying for you!

      So glad you liked it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Ivie! :) <3


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