In Limbo

The company I work for shut down in early March because of the Pandemic. My friend just asked me if I was still in limbo! I guess I am but I have been here before. Illnesses, operations, the death of loved ones and lots of other thingsregularly put me in limbo on a shelf for a while.

While you are in limbo, you might feel abandoned. Life seems uncertain. We wonder if we have any future after limbo. We are really caught between a rock and a hard place. We can go neither forward nor back.

But friends God is everywhere, even in your limbo.

A limbo is also a dance where you lean backwards and work your way under a stick. We once watched an entertainer do that when the stick was only a very few inches of the floor. It looked impossible but he was thin. (Big advantage!) and limber. (Big advantage!)

New thought. You must be limber to live in limbo! That means that we are ready to accept what God says and does and how he leads us, even if the bar is lowered way below our expectations!

Here’s a to-do list that might help you ‘limber up!’

Count your blessings, practice kindness, let go of what you cannot control, listen to your heart, be productive, but calm and just breathe!

Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself? What could you ever trade your soul for? (Matthew 16:24-26, MSG)

Prayer- Lord count us in to your limbo. Since you are there with us, we joyously accept your invitation! Amen.

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