In the Middle
Most people do not like to be in the middle. Whether it is the middle seat on an airplane, in the middle of traffic, in the middle of an argument, or being the middle child, it seems to be a place that most of us do not want to be. But we have a God that thrives in the middle.
In the middle of a boat, in the middle of the sea, in the middle of a storm, he was asleep. When it was more than the other passengers could handle, He calmed the storm.
In the middle of a crowd and crush of people, He feels the touch of the woman with an issue of blood on the hem of his garment, and she is healed.
When we are in the middle of trouble, God is there.
“The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” Zeph 3:17
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.” Psalm 46:1-5
When we gather together and call out His name, there He is - right in the middle.
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matt 18:20
So “yes”, the middle is uncomfortable for us, but fear not - your God is right there with you. When we PRAISE Him, in the middle of our trouble, in the middle of our hectic day, in the middle of our worry, in the middle of our family time, in the middle of our busy schedules, or in the middle of our indecision, there He is - right there in the middle with us.
As you are reading this take some time to stop and just praise Him. The Bible says that He inhabits the praises of His people. Let us not forget that our great God, who holds our every blessing, every answer, and every moment, hears us when we call out to Him.
“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.” Psalms 55:17