Liminal Space & Waiting

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Waiting can be Difficult

I stink at waiting, especially when waiting for a decision to be made. Living in that in-between space, neither here nor there, can seem like a waste of time. We want to get onto the next thing.

But sometimes, we are asked to wait, to have some patience.

Liminal Space

Liminal space is like a doorway; you are in between two places. This liminal space can be a great time and place to work with God on going deeper with him. Use the time of waiting to prepare if you know what is coming next. Make plans, get ready for the move or trip or new job or new baby. Whatever it is, try not to think the time is being wasted while waiting for the BIG event to happen.


Romans 8 is a great chapter to read while you are waiting in that liminal space. I like verses 18-30 in particular. Here are a few I think especially apply:

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us…In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings….We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

What is God trying to tell you while you are waiting?

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Scriptures of Hope

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For this last episode of the series on Hope, we turn to God’s Word. His word guides and sustains us like nothing else. I’ve chosen three passages to ponder and I highly recommend you read the entire passage, not just the one verse to get the full meaning.

The Verses

He set me free in the open; he rescued me because he loves me. Psalm 18:20

Say to the fearful of heart: Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; With divine recompense he comes to save you. Isaiah 34:4

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers,nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:38-39

What is God telling us?

He loves us. And in that love, there is the certain hope that he saves us, protects us, and is close to us. In Isaiah when it says that God comes with divine recompense, this means that our restoration will be beyond our expectations. It is divine and what GOd gives is always more than we expect.
In Romans, St. Paul reminds us that we cannot be separated from he love of God in Christ Jesus.
There is our HOPE!!!!! And, to quote a priest’s homily, Hope has a name. It is Jesus Christ.
I encourage you to pray with Psalm 18, Isaiah 35, and Romans 8:31-39. From those passages, choose at least one verse that reminds you to have hope.
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