When The Words Won’t Come

When The Words Won’t Come

So far I have written at least five different drafts on five different topics for this particular post, and yet here I am on Monday morning with a blank screen staring boldly and brightly in my face!

Why?

Well, every time I went back and reread each of those drafts, and even one post which is completely ready to be published, I was lacking the peace of God. I did not have His seal of approval on any of them, therefore I could not move forward. 

I felt like I was banging my head against a wall!

Granted, it's been harder than usual to keep my concentration these days due to my symptoms bothering me more than usual, but the Lord ALWAYS gave me just the right words in the past, let me rephrase that, HIS WORDS, to share with all of you.

By Monday morning I am usually editing and changing  words for the post which will be published on Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m., but since there's no words for this post, there's no need to edit.

I prayed earnestly and diligently sought the Lord's wisdom in what to share, but He has been silent. Which is "kind of", "sort of" frustrating!

But this morning as I was doing my devotions, it occurred to me that maybe that's EXACTLY how the Lord intended it to be for this week!

For me

to be

TOTALLY

SILENT

and

allow

THE LORD

to speak!

So instead of hearing from me today, you're going to hear from the Lord. 

Be blessed

as you

listen to

God speak!

All I ask is that you would PLEASE slow down and read, REALLY read each word from God. I KNOW from my own personal experience how easy it can be to skim right over or super read God's Word, especially the verses we are quite familiar with.

Take time

to soak in

what God

has to say,

and trust me,

I'm preaching

first

and

foremost

to myself!

Fear

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"
Psalm 27:1

"For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee."
Isaiah 41:13

Avoiding Sin

"If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:15

Prayer

"For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
Hebrews 4:15-16

"And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us."
I John 5:14

Hopelessness

"I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope."
Psalm 130:5

"Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever."
Psalm 146:5-6

Salvation

"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures."
I Corinthians 15:3-4

Illness

"My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever."
Psalm 73:26

"For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory."
II Corinthians 4:16-17

Loving God

"And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”
Luke 10:27

Comfort

"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth."
Psalm 121:1-2

"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."
II Corinthians 1:3-4

Wisdom

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."
James 1:5 

Grief

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30

Worry

"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
I Peter 5:7

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
John 16:33

Serving Others

"Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."
Philippians 2:3

Joy

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalm 118:24

"Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”
I Peter 1:8

Worship 

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever."
I Chronicles 16:34

"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name."
Psalm 103:1

"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us."
Ephesians 3:20

"Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake."
Psalm 115:1

"Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift."
II Corinthians 9:15


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May God Bless You,

Barb

4 Comments

  • Zebra4Jesus

    November 7, 2018 at 9:18 am Reply

    Dear Barb! Many PRAYERS!!! HUGS for your day. Thanks so much for sharing Jesus and compiling His words. Also for sharing part of your journey right now. May God be very near and dear to you. Your fellow Zebra

    • Barb

      November 11, 2018 at 10:28 pm Reply

      My fellow Zebra, please forgive me for not responding sooner than now to your comment. I greatly appreciate your words of encouragement and I appreciate YOU even more! Thank you for being a blessing to me. Love you my sweet friend ❤

  • Linda

    November 11, 2018 at 9:35 pm Reply

    I love that you haven't "pretended", Barb, rather you told us you didn't have the words. So you took God's Words and gave us a rich feast! His Word never returns void - so I'm believing with you that someone needs to read even one of the verses at this particular time. Be blessed and encouraged, sweet friend. Love you and sending hugs across the ocean. ❤️❤️

    • Barb

      November 11, 2018 at 10:34 pm Reply

      Linda, your comment was a huge encouragement to me. Thank you so very much for being an incredible blessing to me. You always know just the right words to share with me. I praise God for you and your friendship. Love you and sending loads of hugs and bushels of love from my part of the world to yours ❤

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