That space between Before & After.
That sliver of time between the unknown and the now known.
That tiny AND between the here and now. It’s profound what that AND holds.
It’s the moment between what you didn’t know and what you know now. It’s the moment between your life before a discovery and the life after the discovery. It’s the space between. The door that is separating the “life as I knew it” and “life as I know it”.
That tiny space between that we are clueless to what is going to happen next. It can be a great place and a place of anxiety.
The only thing that makes the “space between” bearable in this life is Jesus.
He has to be what we rest in and hope in and trust in, or that space between will be the robber of our joy and the source of our anxiety. And rightly so.
We can either trudge in our fears and anxiety in that space between or we can rest in Him. Rest sounds much more peaceful than trudging. Trudging makes me think of being stuck in mud and unable to walk easily through. I’ve been in both places. I’ve wished for the before while in the after.
What will you do in that space between the before and the after? Will you trust and rest or will you trudge and falter? I’m known to do both. One works much better than the other. Praising God that He is not finished with me yet and that he promises to continue to work on me.
I pray that you find rest and peace in the spaces between. I pray that you choose Joy and find Joy in those spaces between.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
I wonder, why do we not believe Him?