Have you ever longed to know the ending of a story a few hundred pages before The End?
Have you ever longed to see the finished painting before the first brush strokes reach the canvas?
Maybe God’s given you a calling, a dream, a drive to do something for His glory and His Kingdom.
But here you are, still at square one, with the vision so clear in your mind and seemingly invisible in the physical world.
Oh, I have been there.
I am there.
Here is what God’s been teaching me in what I recently heard Dr. Sam Chand call “the messy middle,” that place between, where you’ve received your dream, but aren’t seeing fruit yet.
Isn’t that the key word?
The one all our hope is hinged on?
It’s not bearing fruit yet.
On November 24th, I wrote these words:
“I’m so thankful for all You’re doing, both what I can see and what I cannot.”
Then, on Dec. 29th, I wrote this prayer in my planner: “Can’t believe how You’re moving, God. In ways I see and ways I can’t.”
God’s been weaving this lesson through my days. He weaves it through every one of yours.
I am moving, both when you can see it and when you can’t.
This is what He speaks over us, sons and daughters of the King who orchestrates everything, a perfect symphony.
He does all things well.
And this is what we can rest in, no matter how long we’ve been waiting:
We’ll always wait in good company. He never leaves.
And He is always working.
Even when we don’t understand.
Even when we can’t fathom what comes next.
Even when we can’t see it.
I hope this encourages you, friends!
Please share below: what are you waiting on or struggling to see? How have you witnessed God at work?
I’d love for us to pray for and encourage one another!
Thank you for reading 🙂