The Betwixt And Between

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“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done.” – Isaiah 46:10a NKJV


Isaiah 46:10 tells us that God declares from the beginning how a matter will end.

However, the question on the floor today is, “What happens in the in-between?”

What happens along the dash — between the end and the beginning?

The answer is life.

Life — the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Life — that encompasses tests and trials.

Life — that comprises of temptations.

Life — that embodies the consequences of our choices.


The occurrences along the dash build the character that helps us live into the culmination of God’s thoughts toward us. However, walking along the dash requires our complete FAITH in God, meaning Forsaking All I [or we have to] Trust Him.

Walking along the dash in between requires us to say, “God, if I can’t trace your strategic lines, I still trust you.” It requires us to live into the words of Solomon, trusting in the Lord with all our hearts and leaning not on our understanding but acknowledging Him in all our ways (Proverbs 3:5-6).

James says that we should count it all joy when we fall into different trials (James 1:2). For the testing of our faith produces patience (James 1:3). And so, how we act under pressure shows the depth of our character and the measure of faith we carry.

It’s easy to walk the line in between when things are going well, but the true test is when the line becomes rough, jagged, and uneven. During those times, we must remain focused and remember that God is still with us.

God created the beginning and established the end, but He didn’t stop there. The Father also guides us along the way. He’s there to catch us when we stumble, catch us if we fall, and carry us across the potholes so we don’t fall prey to the pitfalls of life.

God has an expected end (Jeremiah 29:11) and a purpose and plan to fulfill. When we correctly maneuver the middle, we reach His intended destiny.

So today, I challenge you to trust the One who knows all — the end, the beginning, and the betwixt and in-between.


Join me next time for more Coffee on The Couch.