A few weeks ago, I heard a lady say, “Happy In-Between!”
It took me a moment to figure out what she meant.
I finally realized that she was referring to the time after Christmas but before New Year’s. We don’t really have a term to describe the awkward period between these two holidays, so this lady settled on “In-Between,” and hoped we’d have a happy time during it.
It got me thinking about the other “in-between” times in our lives.
Many of us go through times when we’re in an awkward phase of waiting for something to happen.
Perhaps we believe God has given us a promise about something He will do in our lives, but it’s taking a long time to come to pass.
Maybe we’re trusting God for a healing, a new job, the restoration of a marriage, or the return of a prodigal child.
It can be hard to stay happy during a time of limbo, when nothing seems to be happening in our situation. As the months go by, our prayers don’t seem any closer to being answered.
So what do we do when we’re having trouble staying upbeat, faithful, and patient during the in-between times, when life just seems to be a hard slog?Read more