Time to Step Away

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Do you ever find yourself arguing with God? I sure hope I’m not the only one, but I find myself in that position from time to time. The other day, as I was working on the Suffering 101 series, I started to feel this nudge from God to walk away from the blog for just a little while. I protested—I enjoy posting on here and it’s an important part of my life. Despite my very rational arguments, that still, small voice continued.

So, I’m going to be obedient and step away from this blog for just a little while. It doesn’t make sense to me, but I’m trusting that God sees the bigger picture. As I’m writing this, I’m reminded of Isaiah 55:8-9.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Sometimes I get upset because I don’t have all the information, but this time, I’m choosing to lean into the mystery. I’m choosing to find comfort in the vastness of God. There’s something nice about not having to be the one with all of the answers.

In the past, I’ve felt strongly to take a month-long break, but this time, I don’t have an end date. So, I’m just going to prayerfully take it day by day. One day, I’m sure I’ll be back to posting regularly on here, but it won’t be for a little while.

In the meantime, I have written many different series on this blog that you can read and work through at your leisure, such as Unnamed Women of the Bible, Fruit of the Spirit, Characteristics of the Kingdom, and more.

I have also published a few devotionals like Behold and A Proverb A Day that you can purchase and work through on your own or with others.

Thanks so much for reading and engaging with me on this blog. I really appreciate all of the love and support this community has shown over the years. And I can’t wait to see what God does next.

I’m going to end this with an all-important question: What is God saying to you?

John 10 tells us that his sheep hear his voice, which means that you, my friend, hear his voice. It might be quiet or still, it might be prompting you to do something you don’t understand, but there’s an immense blessing in obedience. I pray we each have the courage to listen to his voice and respond accordingly today!

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