Living in the After

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What comes after?

After you have stepped down from leading a church for 10 years? After all your kids have gone off to boarding school way too young? After exhaustion and burn-out have worn your patience and love thin….

The great beyond is in the after and it stretches indeterminately ahead. There are the endless days of getting up and moving in a fog, pulling oneself forward in the thick mud of directionless activity…

In the after is the waiting.

In the after is the trusting that there is a future…. a new thing that is glorious and full of purpose.

The challenge is be content in the murkiness of the unknown.

Not to rush ahead to fill days and hours with meaningless activity but to be comfortable in the after. Knowing that He is more than able to intervene but that in the quiet and silence of unknown there is Life…

in abundance….

Believing in Him and holding tightly to Him in the darkness, so that He can reveal the personal truth that…

He is enough!

This post was inspired by Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday word: AFTER. I am loving joining other writers here each Friday for five minutes of unedited, free writing. 

Five Minute Friday

2 thoughts on “Living in the After

  1. All such beautiful and encouraging words. “Believing in Him and holding tightly to Him in the darkness, so that He can reveal the personal truth that…He is enough!”
    I’m so glad I stopped by! Thank you for your kind comment on my FMF post. Blessings to you.

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