I wonder how the disciples felt in the “in-between” of a promise. I wonder how they handled the day after the crucifixión when they no longer had the company of their beloved friend Jesus. I can imagine their pain and grief were excruciating, and they probably were grappling with what Jesus had said to them many times. He said He would rise again. But now, as they mourned and grieved, their questions may have intensified, and their faith may have dwindled. Would He rise? Did we put our faith in the right person? Was all this time that we followed him pointless? He said He would return, but will He? Is He who He says He is?
Many times, the “in-between” seasons of life
we notice we have questions that begin to intensify, and our faith dwindles when we feel God is silent. We know what He’s said, but will He do it? We grieve over promises that are not “dead” but may simply be in the middle of the process. By no means am I saying the waiting is easy! I’m merely reminding you that He said this isn’t the end; you may be in the “in-between.” Your promise may not occur over three days like Jesus and the disciples. However, be encouraged. He’s working in the silence, and tomorrow could be the day where everything changes forever.
If He said it, believe it.
For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations. The LORD always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does. Psalm 145:13
Matthew 27: 62 - 66
62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. 63 “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”
65 “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.