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Kaitlyn is a Virtual Assistant, book launch manager, and storyteller who writes about discovering God's goodness in the ordinary and faithfulness in the difficult. She loves good books, deep conversations, and iced vanilla lattes. Kaitlyn is the author of Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the in Between.

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  1. I will be sending this amazing article along to a dear friend who lost her daughter recently who was a young Mom of 6 kids, now all struggling with grief together. I, myself having lost a son, can only understand in part what she is going through. This article will encourage her along the way. Please put her in any prayer list you can. My friend is now, after raising 10 children, tasked with raising 6 grandchildren. BUT GOD!

    • BUT GOD, indeed! Praying God will be tangible in the tension between trusting He is good & the devastating grief of the death of your friend’s daughter. May she know you & others (even heavenly siblings she’s never met) stand in the gap in prayer for her in this hard hard ‘middle’.

    • Oh Mary, my heart breaks for those six children who have lost their mom and their grandmother, who has lost her daughter. I cannot imagine all this family is going thru. I will be praying for all of them, that God will comfort them and bless them and heal their pain and grief. So very sad for all of them. And you said the only hope for any of us…But God. He knows, He cares, and He hears our prayers. I will keep everyone in my prayers and thoughts.

    • Mary,

      Abba Father, Please comfort the grandmother who lost her child, the husband & children who lost their wife & mom. Send your comfort & peace to their hurting souls. Send encouragement to them also. Walk with them through this tough time. In Jesus Name AMEN!

      Blessings 🙂

  2. Katylin thank you for this wonderful message. It speaks to me of Abraham who had to wait to get to the land he was promised. Plus God promised he be the Father of many he had to wait for that too. But in everything Abraham still trusted God would keep his promises. Look God put Abraham to the test to see would here really sacrifice his only son Isaac. Abraham was going too. If he had to Abraham would have. But God sent an Angel told him not to harm the boy. In the bushes God provided a ram for Abraham to use as a sacrifice instead of him son Isaac. So God provided and did not let Abraham have to sacrifice him son. But sometimes God put us to the test to see how strong our faith is in him. When we are waiting on a merical that we want God to answer for us. That we have prayed and prayed about. Should it be for ourselves or someone else like an serious illness or job we need to pay the bills. No matter what it is. God could put us to test before answering us and giving us the merical we want and need for ourselves or someone else. To see how strong our faith is him and to see how much we truly trust God will do it in his perfect timing. Like Abraham had to wait. Love today reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  3. Such a beautifully written post. I’m definitely still “in the middle” with heartbreak of estranged relationship with son but thank you so much for the reminder that it’s not “the end” and the reassurance that God is weeping along with me.

  4. I so needed this today. I feel like I have been in the middle, stuck on Saturday for 4 years now. My marriage is in such a broken state. My husband is lost in such darkness and desperately needs salvation. I grasp to hope and put him in the hands of Jesus praying for a miracle. Thank you for such encouraging words and the truth of knowing that I am not alone in my struggles. Be blessed this day!

  5. “If we’re in the middle it can’t possibly be the end” How fabulously encouraging! Thank you for these wonderful words! Blessings

  6. Yes! God joins us, and I think it’s important that we invite God into our circumstances because even though God may not change the circumstance, He can make it easier to navigate because He is with us

  7. Yes oh yes! Please would you keep my Mama (Linda) and me AmaTHa in your prayers! Middles can be so hard!

  8. Thank You so much for sharing Kaitlyn. The middle is so hard at times. I am also in the middle, waiting, hoping. I needed Your reminder today, sister. You are not alone! Sending you a big hug and praying for you. Please pray for me ❤️

  9. Such encouragement of hope. Hope deferred makes a heart sick, but though faith we can hold on to hope. Faith IS THE VICTORY that overcomes everything.
    Blessings. I too am in the middle and trusting to deliver and heal my prodical.
    Thank you!

  10. Such encouragement of hope. Hope deferred makes a heart sick, but though faith we can hold on to hope. Faith IS THE VICTORY that overcomes everything.
    Blessings. I too am in the middle and trusting God to deliver and heal my prodical.
    Thank you!

  11. Thank you for these words of hope and light in the middle of the waiting. Saturday is an important day in my own journey of waiting. The good news is as you say, “If we’re in the middle, then it can’t possibly be the end.”

  12. I love this message! I, too, am in the middle of waiting. I am clinging to the idea that THIS couldn’t possibly be “The End” of my story. At church yesterday the pastor put it another way, “Celebrate the good on the way to very good.”

  13. Kaitlyn,

    I’m in the middle. Waiting on God to find a better job for me. One that uses my skills & talents. Steven Furtick, TV pastor, put it this way. We go from Friday to Sunday without thinking about Saturday. We must remember that on Good Friday Jesus hung on the cross. Saturday He was in Hell but then the very best happened & He arose on Sunday. Everyone remember Easter Sunday is coming! Let’s celebrate the good we have while waiting on God’s best!

    Blessings 🙂