Not Unredeemed

… living the beautiful tension between what is, and what will be …

Maybe that’s the Point


Empty, void of something, anything. Empty comes with the connotation that there should be an opposite of empty – full, complete. Empty is a longing and a desire for something in the nothing. Empty is incomplete.

I really dislike ‘incomplete’ when it comes to knowledge. I like to know things. I’m a big picture person, needing to see the overview before I can figure out the details. That’s the problem though ‘I’. I don’t like empty and lack of knowledge because then I can’t control the details, work them out or prepare for them. Empty means I need to trust the Lord.

I recently told a friend, “If this happens I got it. Or if the opposite of that happens I got it. But this in-between, the not knowing – it’s killing me! I can’t do the emptiness of the unknown. With quite wisdom she replied, “maybe that’s the point Katie, YOU can’t do it.” But He can.

In my illusion of control I think I can do it when I see the big picture, I don’t need Him. Praise God for the empty! And for a holy God who will not share His glory with another.

5 Minute Friday Prompt: Empty. 5 minutes of unedited writing just for the sheer joy of it. Come join the fun over at The Gypsy Momma

Author: notunredeemed

Jesus follower, people lover, truth scribbler. Addicted to pain (growth). Passionate about relationships, identity and the transforming power of Christ.

7 thoughts on “Maybe that’s the Point

  1. Knowing is living. And you have expressed this so beautifully.

  2. Great writing – great post – and so true… HE CAN.
    Needed that reminder fresh tonight.

  3. The unknown is the hardest thing for me too: If I could just KNOW what the end result would be, it would be so much easier for me to deal with what’s at hand.

    Great post Katie!

  4. It used to be hard on me to wait for God to do something, but it is getting easier. I just say, “I know God is working.” And I believe it.


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