Sunday, November 15, 2009

I'm at an in-between time. Again.

You know, one of those times when you think God wants you to do something different, yet you have no clue what that something different is. All you know is that you feel restless and rather Grace-less, as though what you've always done just isn't as fulfilling as it once was, thus nudging you to consider stepping out and doing something new, even if it feels like walking on water.

Every few years I go through this and always it eventually works out, but in the middle of it, well, yick. Talk about uncomfortable!

But things will straighten themselves out, or rather, God will get out his big iron and smooth them out and then lead me to that new thing He wants for me. Perhaps it will be a new task, a new project, a new friend, a new way of seeing Life or just a new attitude toward my ordinary days.

He is so great at making all things new.

But in the meantime I'll just keep doing what He gave me to do the last time and I'll try to remain patient, not worry or doubt His good thoughts about me, but instead, just trust. Simply trust that He knows what He's doing even when I've absolutely no idea.


Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope for your future."


Anonymous said...

I think I've been in that In-Between Time well over half of my life. Right now I don't have that much choice as to what I am doing, so I am happy.
You're doing the right things.
Hey, I listened to my first Christmas CD in the car last night on the way to Taco Bell.
It was the Carpenters - now one of my favorites.

Judy said...

I know that feeling.

Annie said...


An Amy Grant song calls your experience being "Caught in Between the Now and the Not Yet."


Tom Bailey said...

I like the bible verse and the picture very much. I forget some of the great verses of the bible as I read. Thank you for sharing. I connected through another blog.