Limbo~ an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution

Rachael_M_Colby_Tattoo_it_on_Your_Heart_LimboOxford: an uncertain situation that you cannot control and in which there is no progress or improvement

Webster: an intermediate or transitional place or state

Lord, I am all tangled up in the loose ends of my life. Where do I  start?


Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.   ‭‭I Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I am suspended-

Like a clock pendulum.

Just waiting.




…While the Must Know Nows nip at my heels. 

“The Waiting Place…waiting for the mail to come, or the rain to go, or the phone to ring…waiting for a yes or no…for the fish to bite… for wind to fly a kite…or a better break…just waiting.”  -Dr Seuss, Oh The Places You’ll Go!

What do I do Lord?

Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!   ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I will wait on You Lord.

But I grow weary from holding on.






But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak.”  -Dr Seuss, Oh The Places You’ll Go!

“For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.”   ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The silence is so loud.

SO – loud.

SO – loud.

SO – loud.

Speak to me, Lord! Not my will; not my version of Your will either. I want your will, God.

“You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. but mostly they’re darked.” -Dr Seuss, Oh The Places You’ll Go!  

I will trust in You, Lord.

Give me eyes to see, ears to hear, a heart to obey, Jesus.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.   ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.   Psalm 119:105 NKJV

“I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.”  ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:1‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


You are Jehovah Shalom. God of peace.

I will hide myself in You.

You are my refuge.

“But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”   ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬ ‭NKJV‬‬



© 2016  Rachael M Colby | Tattoo It On Your Heart

Author: Rachael M. Colby

Born and raised in Jamaica, award-winning writer Rachael M. Colby resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wife, mom, beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaithChat leader, Rachael writes to glorify God, encourage believers, and reach the lost. She connects culture’s questions with Christianity’s answers, inspires faith, and motivates through articles, devotions, poetry, and interviews. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and to uplift those who serve in tough places. Her work has appeared on Southern Ohio Christian Voice, Inkspirations Online, the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog, in the compilation books Creative Writing Journal: Faith Inspired Writing Prompts & Hope-Filled Poetry, The Courage to Write: 62 devotions to Encourage your Writing Journey, and Defining Moments: Memorable and Inspiring Stories from Outstanding Leaders, and the Oak Ridger newspaper. She runs on copious amounts of coffee and chocolate and a whole lot of "Help me, Jesus." Her WIPS include a compilation of her family’s and others’ stories of their work as civil rights activists (adult and children’s books), and a devotional for writers. You can connect with Rachael on her website,—a place for seekers, followers, and writers, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

7 thoughts on “Limbo”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: