The In-between Times

Have you ever been in one of those in-between times? It's not bad, but it's not grand. It's status quo. It feels like a comfortable, normal place. I'm in one of those right now.

Things are good. Work. Family. Life. It's all happy, copacetic, normal. But I feel this deep, deep yearning for something that I can't articulate. The only thing I know to do in those times is wait on the One who made me. He knows me better than I know myself, and He knows what's coming. So, I wait. 

God, the one and only—

I’ll wait as long as he says.

Everything I hope for comes from him,

so why not?
— Psalm 62:5
Stay with God!

Take heart.

Don’t quit.

I’ll say it again: Stay with God.
— Psalm 27:14

But in that waiting I must not forget that the striving and strife of this world is ephemeral and not what I must run for or towards

You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally.
— 1 Corinthians 9: 24-25
When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!
— Hebrews 12:3

So, I put one foot in front of the other each day. It's not a sprint. It's not a PR day. But I know without a doubt that He is with me in these in-between times. He's here. That I know. 

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