in between.

IN BETWEEN.

The sidewalk leading from our front steps to the street looks fine as a whole. Upon further inspection, though, it has its flaws: cracks of all sizes, about one or two every foot.

Where the concrete splits, blades of grass have sprouted this summer. That’s the power of life . . . even in between sharp, heavy, substantial concrete, something is growing. Concrete, the material they used for the Hoover Dam.

grass growing 1

And green is rising up. Seeds turn to sprouts, even in between some of the toughest material man has created.

God gives the littlest blades of grass space to grow, to stretch, to see the sunshine.

grass growing 2

In between the toughest of circumstances, the roughest of days, the hardest of nights . . . in between struggles and pain is often where we thrive.

Our God is a God of faith, of resilience, of endurance, of perseverance, especially in the in between.

grass growing 3

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday.

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8 thoughts on “in between.

  1. “In between the toughest of circumstances, the roughest of days, the hardest of nights . . . in between struggles and pain is often where we thrive.” So true! This was lovely. It’s always amazing to read how God has worked in so many in just 5 minutes of writing. (Must admit I went longer.) So glad I stopped in. Blessings.

  2. Such a great reminder. I am thankful today, as I read your post, that God is always there–in the beginning, in the end and most importantly in the in between!

  3. Oooooh, I loved this! And this couldn’t be more true! Isn’t it amazing how God can use the cracks of our lives to grow some of the most blessed and beautiful blades of grass. Grass, with sturdier roots, and more brilliant blades. Oh how He is faithful! Thank you for this beautiful visual of the work He’s done in you…and in me, and I’m sure, will continue to do. Love, love.

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