Stuck in the Middle
By Laura Morris
Do you remember the song Stuck in the Middle with You by Stealers Wheel? It is a catchy song. There is a part that says, “I got a feelin’ that something ain’t right and I’m wondering what it is I should do? It’s so hard to keep a smile on my face.” How many of us get to a point in our walk with God where we feel like we are stuck? That we have the feeling that something is not right? We look at what is happening to us and nothing makes sense. We think that “this” is not how it’s supposed to be; or we think we can’t do “this”; it’s too hard!
We all get to that place, no matter what your “this” is, where God makes sure that it is unique to each of us. This place is where we do not understand the why or how of God. Our thoughts say, “If God were good, how could He let this happen?” I have been there more times than I would like to admit. I was stuck in the middle with the lies of the enemy. I entertained these thoughts:
- God doesn’t love me.
- He doesn’t care enough about me to help or change it.
The pain is fierce: and the pain is real. The struggle has a grip. How do we move out of that place of being stuck in the middle? There is no step by step answer; although most of us would like that. It is more of a moment by moment. I find that if I stop and ask myself WHILE I AM IN THE MIDDLE:
- God will you be stuck in the middle with me?
- Will you change the lies to truth?
- Will you change the sadness into rejoicing?
- Will you change the doubt into faith?
I know you are thinking that would be great, but how do I do that? How can I make that shift? Well, I’m going to tell you something I know you don’t want to hear: The shift is a process. As I walk in the middle I am learning that:
- The middle is where God is working when we can’t see it or feel it.
- The middle is where God is making our roots deep in the dark.
- The middle is where we learn the true Character of God.
Will you dare to trust Him while being stuck in the middle? Please join me on the adventure knowing that you are not alone. Not only is God with you, but there are many other women walking this road.