Standing In The Middle
Today I was reminded of God’s presence in my life. Not just when I am sitting still and listening for His voice. But He is with me every moment of every day.
This verse reminds me of how God is always near.
The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
What struck me most about this verse was the meaning of the word, “midst”:
midst: in the middle of. the middle point or part.
I’ve felt as if my life has been stuck between one place and another for the last few years. Although life continues to unfold around me, in many ways I feel as if I’m standing in the middle of what once was, and what could be.
In order to move from the middle forward, a step must be taken. And although there are many steps I could be taking towards dreams that lay buried deep within my heart, I choose to remain here, in the middle. For me, it’s a place of rest and rejuvenation. It’s a place of faith and surrender. It’s a place of safety until He moves me forward.
I love the thought of God being present in the middle parts of my life. He desires to show Himself strong in those “in-between” places. Those can often be hard places, places of struggle and uncertainty; places of hope and despair; places of faith and courage. But He promises to remain there in the middle with us until we have the strength to move forward.
I don’t know about you, but some days I’m not sure I want to leave this middle place. I’ve settled in to my life as I know it now. It hasn’t been easy, but I am learning to appreciate the place where He has me. The middle has become a cozy place of rest between the shadows of the past and the promise of the future.
How about you? Are you hunkered down in the middle of life somewhere? Know that God is with you.
Linking up for the first time with the beautiful community over at Crystal’s place today.