under the shade of a tree

If you’ve been a follower of mine you’d have noticed I have not been faithful with launching many new posts.

Not because I no longer enjoy writing.

Not because I have nothing to say.

*Because I have had lots I’ve wanted to say!*


However, if I’ve learned anything in my lifetime it is…

not everything we think – needs to be said.

Rather, it’s because I’ve been busy picking up the pieces.

Pieces which started to fall almost 10 years ago bit by bit, but which came crashing down in a huge heap around my heart just over a year ago.

But that’s not what this post is about.

It’s not going to be about the what or the who.

It’s not even going to be about the why.

Instead, it’s about the answers God has been giving to me.

And my trust in them.

We often have this preconceived idea of what bravery looks like – dusting ourselves off, keeping busy, pulling up our socks, and pushing ahead in the face of loss.

But, maybe being brave really looks like letting our tears flow, honoring and sitting with our pain, letting ourselves fall apart and asking for help when we need it.

by: @grief unraveled

Sometimes God’s answer to our prayer is no.

By the grace of God, I am learning to trust the No; admittedly not quite as much as all the yes’ He has provided throughout my life,

but I am trying.

For the sake of – God is faithful.

God is good – by virtue of – He is faithful.

Even when we are not faithful to Him.


we belong to Him.

And this has been a very important lesson to embrace.

hugs n’ blessings to all those seeking answers under the comfort of His provisions!

Personal note: I have missed you all in this cyber-space. Please know…I look forward to sharing more of the lessons I have been learning ~ along the way!

Lord, help us to proclaim, “We belong to you!”

8 thoughts on “under the shade of a tree

  1. Thank you so much for these words of honesty and truth. I have been experiencing some of those problems you talk about. I sometimes feel weak when I should be strong for others. My tears could fill one of those huge five gallon jugs lately. The world around us seems to be on a downward slide, but God is still faithful in all of it. Hugs and blessings to you.

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    1. Hugs to you for your kind words and acknowledged companionship. Be gentle and patient with yourself. I have found God to move the biggest Mountains in my own heart each time I have done the same. Our world is very broken right now and even though we may have the strength of the Lord to depend upon, we can grow tired and weak. I love resting in the Psalms when I am battle-wearied. This most recent one has been a difficult one to win ~ but He is faithful to the end. And I praise Him for this. I will be praying for (and with) you, dear cyber-space friend!

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    1. Thank you, Faye. I am grateful the words He spoke through me helped to lift you up – if only for awhile. He is the beginning and the end…may you be able to rest with him for a spell.


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