I started singing this song yesterday, the question at the end of the chorus piercing my heart through my quiet time: “will we trade our dreams for his or are we caught in the middle?”
I’m in a season in my life where I feel caught in the middle, and I  don’t just mean my age! 🙂  I’m caught between caring for my kid as he nears adulthood and facing an empty nest. I’m caught between jobs, responsibilities, or adventures. Whatever you want to call it, I’m in a waiting period. I’m not discontent but I’m always wanting more. There are things I wanted to do, a world I wanted to change, and a lot of it simply won’t happen.
I’m just feeling a little lost. And that’s ok. Feeling lost and being lost are two very different things. God hasn’t forgotten me. I’m on a “need to know basis “and right now, I don’t need to know. Doesn’t mean I’ll stop asking though.
in the middle
I don’t usually post the lyrics to songs; it feels like cheating because the words aren’t mind, but Mr.Hall did a great job capturing how we’ve all felt at one time or another…
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
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
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
Caught in the middle

Happy Friday!


In The Middle: John Mark Hall © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol Christian Music Group