Divine Middle Ground

Do you feel stuck? Does God have you in a place where you seem to being going nowhere? You are praying, waiting, and wondering, “God, are you hearing me? You have asked me to wait patiently (see Psalm 62:5) and I am trying my best, but it sure is a lengthy wait and no doors are opening.” So, you wait and keep hoping.

This waiting season is what I believe God would call divine middle ground. A time of deepening your faith as you surrender more of your will over to Him.

Use your time wisely as you wait upon the Lord.

God can be found faithful as you wait upon Him. Even in the unknown, God makes Himself known to you. I am currently in this divine middle ground. I have to admit, I am tired and a bit frustrated for the wait has become lengthy. Thankfully, God has given me direction from His Word to guide me as I wait, like 1 Peter 5:10. It says, “In His kindness, God called you to share His eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So, after you have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen you and He will place you on a firm foundation.” He gave me this verse along with others when I went away for a few days to seek clarity a couple years ago. I want to encourage you to get away for some R&R with God. It will do your heart, mind, and soul some good.

1 Peter 5:10 is my second-half-of-life verse. God gave me Isaiah 41:10 for my first half. It was unnerving to read that I will suffer, but I keep hold of the phrase, “a little while.” God has an end to this divine middle ground. When it arrives, God says He will restore me, support me like He always has, and He will strengthen me. So, I wait upon the Lord for my deliverance. In Christ I have hope.

God also gave me Psalm 62:5-7, “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. He alone is my Rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.” I know I am safe with God.

Psalm 22:5 says, “They cried out to You and were saved. They trusted in you and were never disgraced.” Have you ever followed what you thought God told you and, in the waiting, began to question if you heard right? Doubt floods your mind as the enemy tries to derail your faith. You begin to question God like Sarah did in the Old Testament. She couldn’t wait any longer, so she took matters into her own hands; read Genesis 16, 18:1-15, 21:1-7. God told Abraham, her husband, in advance how He was going to bless them, but in the waiting, Sarah got impatient. God calls you and I to hold fast to His words and wait upon His timing.

God revealed to me in Romans 5:5 that my “hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.” God is faithful to realign your heart back to Him. The Lord will work out His plans for your life for His faithful love endures forever; see Psalm 138:8.

As you abide in your divine middle ground, hear of His unfailing love each morning. Choose to trust God and know He will show you where to walk; see Psalm 143:8. “Look straight ahead and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get side-tracked. Keep your feet from following evil.” This verse is Proverbs 4:25-27. In Isaiah 43:18-19, God wants His children to know new things are always on the horizon, “It is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”

While this season you are experiencing feels like it’s never going to end, it will. New things, great things, better things are on the horizon. As you are learning new things in the mundane, God says to “not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” This verse is Zechariah 4:10.

Stay connected to Christ through His Word. He will lead you home.

So, don’t lose hope when God places you in the season of in-between. Learn all you can from Him for He is preparing you for your new season, and believe, I mean truly believe, that God has your back. He is orchestrating heaven and earth to bring you safely home, and that, my friend, is why your journey on earth is worth all the toils and hardships and unknowns. You will be home with Jesus one day, for many years ago before you were even in your mother’s womb, Jesus died for you. He resurrected from the dead to give you a way home. What a beautiful day that will be.

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