Sunday Song: Somewhere in the Middle

This song describes so much of my life in this moment.  I find myself caught in the middle in so many ways.  I work in a middle school — every day I’m helping kids who are caught in the middle between youth and adolescence find words to describe their emotions.  My coworkers also come to me to express their frustrations; in adult drama, too, I am caught in the middle.

In my spiritual life….walking on this narrow road…waiting for the day when faith becomes sight….when I finally see Him face to face.  I am caught in the middle between dim sight and full understanding.

It’s a beautifully frustrating tension.  His kingdom: already here and not yet consummated. He makes Himself known, but only partly.  He reveals His will and yet I don’t always recognize the purpose.

Do I believe Him? Do I trust Him?  Not just in this, or for that, but in all things at all times? Do I believe that He is for me?  That His grace is enough?

“Hope shall change to glad fruition//Faith to sight and prayer to praise”

“Somewhere In The Middle”

Somewhere between the hot and the cold
Somewhere between the new and the old
Somewhere between who I am and who I used to be
Somewhere in the middle, You’ll find me

Somewhere between the wrong and the right
Somewhere between the darkness and the light
Somewhere between who I was and who You’re making me
Somewhere in the middle, You’ll find me

Just how close can I get, Lord, to my surrender without losing all control

Fearless warriors in a picket fence, reckless abandon wrapped in common sense
Deep water faith in the shallow end and we are caught in the middle
With eyes wide open to the differences, the God we want and the God who is
But will we trade our dreams for His or are we caught in the middle
Are we caught in the middle

Somewhere between my heart and my hands
Somewhere between my faith and my plans
Somewhere between the safety of the boat and the crashing waves

Somewhere between a whisper and a roar
Somewhere between the altar and the door
Somewhere between contented peace and always wanting more
Somewhere in the middle You’ll find me

Just how close can I get, Lord, to my surrender without losing all control

Lord, I feel You in this place and I know You’re by my side
Loving me even on these nights when I’m caught in the middle

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