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What can a girl do when life seems to stand still?

by | Dec 14, 2020 | Faith journey, Social commentary | 0 comments

The waiting room of “in between space” sucks.

Waiting for this pandemic finally to be over; waiting for everything to go back to some semblance of “normal”, because no one really wants to accept the “new normal” right?

We know what happened in the past, and we are ready to embrace whatever comes our way.

But this space between past and future is really testing our patience. The uncertainty of the present is the toughest part.

I am tired of masks.

I am tired of the arguments of science–who to believe?

I am tired of the political turmoil…I am tied of being mentally tired.

I’ve had many breakthroughs.

I’ve  overcome discouragement many times. 

But it seems like I am taking one step forward, two steps back, four steps forward, three steps back.

But… think again— isn’t this what the Christian life is all about?

We already know what Jesus did for us in the past. And we know what awaits us in the eternal life.

We all live in the in between space. It’s just that, this year is harder than all my previous pampered and privileged years.

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

There is no more fitting words for us right now than Roman 5:3-5.

Please allow me to say this again: if we choose to rejoice under all circumstances, then our suffering will produces endurance, endurance will produce character, and character will produce hope.

And hope will never disappoint us, because God already filled our hearts with His love for us through Holy Spirit. With that, what more a girl can ask for?

Let’s persevere in this harsh grinding of waiting for the unknown to be known. Better yet, let’s flourish in this time of standing still.

Life goes on, season changes, children don’t wait until the pandemic is over to grow up.

At the end of the day, life may seems to stand still, but our internal growth is not, if we choose to persevere.

Love

Ying

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