My life is in limbo. But I’m okay with it.
My husband and I sold our house several months ago. For now, we’re living with our daughter and son-in-law while we search for a new home.
On top of that, I’ve been expectantly waiting for the Lord to lead me to a new place of ministry at our church. So far, I haven’t felt the slightest nudge.
Life in the in-between isn’t always easy.
In the in-between, we’re tempted to feel forgotten. As though God, who holds the whole world in His hands, has somehow allowed us to slip through His fingers.
In the in-between, it’s easy to long for the life―or ministry―we left behind. The familiarity of where we were―especially in the face of uncertainty―beckons us like a warm hug.
But in her Elijah study, Priscilla Shirer states, “when God needs us bold and fervent and clear of mind―when He wants our faith primed and pregnant for His fire to fall―He’ll often call us to an in-between place. Not quite where we’re going to be, but not all the way back where we were.”
God uses our in-betweens. In fact, He calls us to them.
Stripped of what’s familiar and unsure of what’s to come, we’re perfectly positioned to turn to our Heavenly Father and experience the peace only He can give. Afterward, we can say, “I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me” (Psalm 131:2).
The in-between seasons of our lives are opportunities to draw near to the Lord. He’ll equip, empower, and encourage us to walk forward in faith.
And we’ll be ready to go.