Are you feeling stalled, prevented from progressing as you want to? Me too.

We’re full of hope and expectation, pressing ahead with our projects, when we hit a brick wall.

Something slams into our days, rendering us helpless, too tired to carry on as before.

We become the sparrow fallen to ground, empty jar needing to be filled, lost coin waiting to be found.

We thought it was almost reaping time but  now we sit in bleak and barren furrows.

Circumstances make us crumble into the dust and ashes we came from.

Being laid low, set aside for a while, feels painful, humbling, frustrating. Everything within us longs to move on.

I’ve become accustomed to the fluctuating symptoms of M.E, the way it can drain and deplete so inconveniently.

And the hardest thing to have to lay aside is connection, being a part of life when you’re too weary to participate.

That, and the work in progress, of course. Who wants to stop when words are flowing? Not me.

At times like this we can forget Whose hands our life and times are in.

So I’ve sat still for a season, alternately resisting and relaxing into rest. Most of all, I’ve sought after God because He is the Peace I crave, and He makes me whole again.

As I browsed through my prayer journal to remind myself how God has strengthened me in the past, I found some words to share which I hope will encourage you too.

‘Prayer Whisper:Your story matters’

“You have a message to share. You have a story to tell. Surrender the outcome to Me. All I ask of you is that you are willing to write as I guide, speak as I direct, and listen continually for My promptings…”

To read the rest of this post, please come and join me over at the Association of Christian Writers  (ACW )‘More than Writers’ blog  where I write on a monthly basis.

Today, I’m sharing more about what we need to remember when we feel stalled. I hope you’ll be blessed and encouraged there. Just click here to read more.

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