There is an inner pressure that has been stirring within my chest. A restless sense of something coming that I do not yet understand. I feel much like the dry lump of cactus sitting on my kitchen window sill that I water just in case it’s still alive – prickly and drawn in.
Frustrated that nothing comes easy or goes quickly, we wrestle these invisible in-betweens.
We question… Why does everything have to be so hard? Is there purpose to the struggle? The wait? These painful delays?
Then suddenly, every once in a very long time, in the middle of some ordinary day, that cactus bursts with glory. Takes my breath away. It happened just this week. While my world spun circles around it, it has quietly been transformed.
So let’s consider this. What if…
Long seasons of in-between, are the necessary incubation of great things.
That stir we feel within us, is something beautiful desiring to be born.
The more unlikely the outward appearance, the more glorifying the final display.
It sometimes pays to water, seemingly lifeless things.
Miracles often come disguised, beneath a painful crown of thorns.
Lord, help us to believe that You are up to something good in the midst of our in-betweens.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. ~ Romans 8:18
QUESTION: What one thing can you do differently today to stop resisting and just water your season of in-between? Please share in the Comments.