Liminality anticipates what is on the other side, but the anticipation is in the moment because what lies on the other side is still unknown and hidden. This is what we anticipate—the unknown and the hidden.
If we believe that God is in the liminal space with us, then we must conclude that whatever is happening there will be for the good. This is what we anticipate—that good will result. But God defines the good, not our anticipation. We want to hope that the good will be good for us, but we can’t know that. Being liminal means not knowing how the goodness of God will look.
We can only anticipate that God will effect good and that somehow we will be in it and transformed by it whether it feels good or not.