How to Trust God in the Hard, Stuck Places of Life

Have you ever felt like you’re stuck in the middle of something? Maybe it was a stressful financial situation that didn’t seem to have a clear resolution. Maybe it was a challenging relationship where things felt tense and unresolved. Maybe it was a career change or a daunting health diagnosis or a transition in your family life.

We all go through times in life where we’ve left comfort zones and safety behind but we haven’t reached a place of clarity or contentment again yet. Those middle places can be intimidating, exhausting, and overwhelming. We know what it’s like to feel like we are on the mountaintops of life, and when we feel ourselves starting to descend into the valleys where things aren’t as clear or comfortable, we often start to worry or fear.

Kristen Strong says it this way in her article “Courage for the Middle Places”on (in)courage: “And in this middle place of working through something—in the space between moving courageously and waiting for something to change—you can lose your gumption.”

I’ve lost my gumption many times. I’ve even lost my gumption recently, as in this very week.

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