The disciples weren’t very hopeful the days between Jesus’ death and resurrection. They huddled together with their shared frets and fears. Their sorrow pushed aside the memory of Jesus’ repeated promise that He’d rise from the dead. They felt a common loss. They shared a common amnesia.
In a few hours, that Saturday’s sadness would turn into Sunday’s celebration. They would once again see Jesus’ physical presence. Their darkness would pass. Hope would be reborn. But not during those in-between days.
We too struggle with in-between days. We trust God for things we expect will happen, eventually. But when we don’t see the proof as soon as we expect—in a few hours, days, weeks, or months—we too might forget Jesus’ good-for-everyday promise to always e with us. He may no longer physically be on earth, but He hasn’t gone anywhere. He’s with us throughout every day that exists between our prayers and their answers.
Before His ascension, Jesus clearly promised, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20b).
You can outlast your in-between days. Awake every morning remembering the Lord’s promise to always be with you. If you need, ask God to strengthen your patience. Ask Him to let you sense the reassuring, invisible presence of the risen Lord in a fresh way.