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Stuck in the Middle With Jesus

In transition…

That’s where I keep telling myself I am. I’m in transition in marriage as we near twenty years. I’m near a transition in motherhood as one child has college on her mind while our baby steps into the 2nd grade. I’m transitioning from a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean to a humid state on the far southeast end of the United States. I’m transitioning in church, blogging, friendships, opportunity, service, age, and life.

All in one week, many of these things culminate into what could be chaos, but I need to look at it as a giant shining light of grace that Jesus is walking with me through. Without this grace, the bittersweet experience will weigh me down in ugly tears of defeat.

Jesus is walking right through the middle with me and my family… through transition, life, and whatever the future holds for us. He will see us through, hold us up, and brush away the snags along the way.

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

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It seems so easy to say these things. It almost feels simple to think about them. But living them, that’s a whole other story. We fight as hard as we can to hold to truth in all things, but when we’re in the thick of it, our brains want to go into fight or flight mode and forget who we are.

We are children of God. Jesus brought us to life at the cross. Because of what He has done for us, God works for us, not against us. All things always work out. Maybe we don’t like how the picture looks, but we always see things with narrow minds. We try to take off the blinders, but because of our nearsightedness, we need to rely on the truth within the grace.

As I remember that Jesus is walking through all transitions with me, walk with me, too. Let us, together, remember His goodness and trust that He will see us through.

5 thoughts on “Stuck in the Middle With Jesus

  1. The transitions here have not been kind,
    and it’s hard, what they portend.
    Pain and dread, beyond which I’ll find
    a vicious bloody end.
    Sometimes it seems my story
    mocks all that I have ever been;
    instead of a call to flowing glory,
    it’s atonement for mortal sin.
    But while I don’t know why it’s thus
    I know I’m not bereft
    for while cancer is an incubus
    it has given me a gift.
    Beyond the tattered smoke-stained veil
    stand the Friend who will not fail.

  2. You and I are on the same page I think!! Stopping by from Five Minute Friday! Being in the middle with Jesus is a good place to be!

  3. Jesus is with me is the promise I need to cling to throughout the transitions in my life. Thank you for these words of encouragement. I am stopping by from the linkup.

  4. I too have had a year full of transitions and I’ve found the Lord to be faithful. Still, I had many moments when I had to process and apply truthis over and over again in the midst of it. I suppose we will be applying truth continually during our time on earth. I hope it gets easier with each passing transition! Thank you for the gentle reminder of this truth for I still need to process this every day.

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