Wellness In The In-Between Places

Dr. Ronni Samassa

Is it well with your soul? Can you honestly say that it is well with your soul considering everything that is occurring in this fallen world? Everything from stimulus checks and vaccinations to political upheaval, is your resolve in the completed work of our Lord and Savior?

Has Holy Spirit been leading you to clues or giving you indicators as a warning to check the matters of your heart? If everything that you hold dear vanished today, would you still trust God for tomorrow? These questions have tested the very fabric of our faith to the point where we have NO choice but to react or respond.

Here’s the difference, a reaction is postured in a temporary situation, even now your situation is changing for better or for worse. A response is postured in the veracity of your level of faith.

By now, I’m sure that you have heard this a million times in that we are at a tipping point and it is time for the church to “rise up”. What does that look like exactly?

My theory is that only a few know because they have been disciplined enough to let the Lord refine them to a point where they can see the Hand of the Lord reforming His Church for His Glory.

I also believe that as we allow the Lord to walk us through this refinement, we will be an impenetrable force to be reckoned with and that we will no longer have to look to politicians, a few anointed leaders and teachers; but instead look within ourselves and have the courage to walk into our purposes here on Earth.      

We are indeed at a critical point and the sooner we realize that it’s a personal journey and that a greater level of intimacy is required with our God, the sooner we will see the long-standing Promises of God come to pass. In a nutshell, we need to allow the Lord to bring us all to a point of wellness where the Promises that He has spoken over our lives will come to pass.

One of my favorites quotes that I’ve heard Les Brown say but originally it was coined by Robert Schuller, says “tough times don’t last but tough people do”. Let’s fortify ourselves in the Lord together!


Dr. Ronni Samassa has experience working in the public and private sectors in the areas of human resources, research, procurement, vocational rehabilitation, nonprofit, and criminal justice for over 10 years.