In-Between Times

Author: Abigail Ortego — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: May 10, 2020

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In-Between Times

Have you ever felt stuck between two phases of life? I know I have. The “in-between times,” as I like to call them, can be really difficult to navigate. Maybe you’re moving from middle to high school. Maybe your parents are splitting up and you have to live in two households. Maybe you’re moving between schools, churches, cities, or states. No matter what, times of transition are difficult and filled with many unknowns. In the middle of in-between times, I try to hurry into the next stage of life. I get too focused on the future to see what God is showing me in the present. Instead of pausing to dig into God’s Word and talk to Jesus about what I’m going through, I attempt to take control—forgetting I’m not in control of the life God has given me. Every day, I have to remind myself to “be still” and look for what God wants me to see in the in-between times (Psalm 46:10). It’s definitely a process! But when I do forget to rest in Him and His promises, the Lord reminds me to give myself the grace He has already given me. As you wait, remember: the next stage is coming but all in His perfect timing. Jesus is working all things together for His good kingdom purposes, and He will finish the work He started (Romans 8:28; Philippians 1:6). • Abigail Ortego • When in your life have you felt stuck in between two phases? • What did you learn about God during those in-between times? • As Christians, we’re all in an in-between time as we wait for Jesus to come back and make all things new (Revelation 21:1-5). Reread today’s Scripture passages. While we wait, what promises from God can we rest in? Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 (WEB)

Read Verses:

Romans 8:28-30; Philippians 1:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24