Time To Be Quiet

I am void for words.

For substance.

I feel like I have so much to say, but I can’t articulate anything.

Even though God is revealing me and maturing me, it’s as though I can’t speak about it yet. I’m walled up, I’m stopped, and I’ve got nothing. I have a deep peace and I am in awe of God’s love for me, yet…

I’m plundered.

I’m going to listen for awhile, continue in the revealing, and write when the words come. That might be tomorrow or in a month. I’m not sure.

“I’ve come to believe that there are no together people. Only those who dress better than others.” Andy, Bo’s Cafe 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=733519491 Shonda Knowlton

    I’m praying for you!  God will give you words.  I wish I was a write, but I know it can be stressful at times.  Blessings!

  • http://thehomespunlife.com Sisterlisa

    Well, if you’re reading Bo’s Cafe then I can see why. ((hugs))

  • http://www.finding-hope.com/ Finding Hope

    I feel this way right now too, as I’ve been pouring all of my creative energy into a book proposal. Blogging has taken a hit. I’ll be following in your footsteps as soon as She Speaks is over next week! 

  • http://pinkdryerlint.com/ Robin Kramer @ Pink Dryer Lint

    Rest, Sarah, rest.  Take time away if needed.  You don’t need to rush back here.   The lessons you learn and the truths that God utters deep into your heart can just be for you, not for sharing.

    You’re a blessing.  Remember that you don’t have to always have it together — and you never need to explain. 

    Praying for you.

  • http://www.revivingmotherhood.com/ Stephanie

    I so understand.  Blessings to you in the quiet.  Hope you come back refreshed!

  • http://blessedbeyondmeasure-ts.blogspot.com/ Torrie

    Dear Jesus, I pray for Sarah Mae. Her body is so tired. Be her strength. Her words won’t come. Be her source. Her time for getting her book finished is drawing short. Remind her that YOUR timing is perfect. Give her rest and your perfect peace, I pray. 

  • http://www.bydayorbynight.net/ Patsy

    Sarah Mae, I’m sorry I didn’t know you’d been sick when I sent my email today; but please know you are in my prayers.  Young moms like you try so hard to fill so many roles, so many gaps; and sometimes in the process your body and mind take a real hit.  God knows the priorities, and will help you sort them out.  Lots of people out here love you and understand your need to rest and know the refreshing of the Lord.  ”The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”  Blessings on you, Dear Sister! 

  • Treehugginmomma

    Let HIM fill your cup. Only then will you feel renewed.

  • Cathy Kramer

    Bless you!

  • Gail

    Like you,I have been in a season of can’t-be-articulated season in my life. But when I listen, don’t rush the process, I come out wiser on the other side. Consider yourself a bulb, absorbing nutrients, the process hidden under the soil, but when the next season comes, watch out world, you’re going to BLOOM!

  • http://twitter.com/CarliAlice CarliAlice

    Sometimes the words are there. You’re not sure if they are the right words. The words He would want you to share. The words that will lift a broken spirit, mend a broken heart, or give excitement and joy to an already fulfilled person. But it doesn’t always have to be about that! People care about you too. Sometimes it is okay just to “talk”.

  • http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/ Traci Michele

    I’ve felt like this before.  It is as though the Holy Spirit places a divine seal upon our lips… “not now, dear child… I have something better for you to say.  Let me do my work on you…”

  • moretobe

    As I was reading your post about not having words, a thought came through my mind…”Oh, sister, you do have the words…but they are going into your into your books.”  That is a gift you’re giving in a different way while this place is a bit more silent.  May the silent place of grace wrap around you with great joy and peace.

  • http://altarofheaven.wordpress.com/ arcelia

    Sarah Mae,

    That is actually the best place to be…the more you are void of ‘your words’ the more He can speak through you. God has gifted you as an exhorter (encourager of others)  Being ‘still and quiet’ to hear from Him and receive His revelation is being a good steward of the gift He has entrusted you with. 

    Exhort in Greek is Parakaleo:  ’Para’ is to the side  ’kaleo’ to call;
    to aid, comfort, encourage, to call near, implore, console, beseech, call for, entreat, pray; 

    It is derived from ‘Paraklesis, Parakletos: a counselor, an adovcate, a comforter–and don’t we know WHO the Wonderful Counselor and Comforter is–Our God. 

    “…Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6

    His banner of us is LOVE. I am praying 1 Peter 4:11 for you my sister in Christ.

    P.s. thank you for sharing the video with us I took the ‘path’ of pleasing God in my own strength for so long before I realized the SPIRIT must come before the fruit…
    http://altarofheaven.org/2012/02/11/christianity-is-not-about-doing-its-a-state-of-being/ 

  • http://diannaauton.com/ Dianna Auton

    I am going through this right now. Along with the bombardment of ideas in my head. It’s not fun, but, I know it will all work out and I will be able to write about it later on as the Lord releases me. :)  

  • Jennifer

    I’m just coming out of a season like that! Difficult and frustrating at times, but so worth it now that I’m beginning to see the work He was doing in me. I called it spiritual constipation. :) I, of course, wrote about much like you have here. Not self-promoting or spamming, just sharing part of my journey. I know it helped me when I knew others could relate. http://thisgalsjourney.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/spiritually-constipated/

    Praying this is a time where you find true Rest under an easy yoke and light burden.

  • http://hikingtowardhome.com/ Sharon@HikingTowardHome

    Sitting smack dab of a season like you just described. Been there way too long and am aching to be released from it. He just keeps saying, “Be Still and Know… “

  • http://aboverubies.net/ Jasmine

    Sarah Mae, I feel the same way. It’s a good place to be, friend. Thank you for your honesty.

  • Michelle

    Like you Sarah, I am an ideas person-and sometime all those ideas become nothing more than ping-pongs bouncing around in my head until it hurts! That is why I shut down my art site and personal blog and have been trying to build more slooowly and surely this time.

    It has been challenging-this writing and creating in the quiet, since it is in my nature to jump ahead with my ideas and present them half-baked before the world.

    I know that God is trying to teach me patience and I am seeking and asking Him daily to sift those ideas and help me surrender what is not of Him.

    Too many ideas +too little time= Too much STRESS!

    Just take your time. If it is of Him, those ideas will be still be there to take hold of when the time is write.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bethwillismiller Beth Willis Miller

    Sarah Mae, thank you for your thoughtful blog…and for listening…today I am thanking our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for
    this wonderful blessing…Sherrie Eldridge and I co-authored a book entitled, Under
    His Wings: Truths to Heal Adopted, Orphaned, and Waiting Children’s Hearts and it is
    now available on Amazon.com for only $10.00 at this link: http://tinyurl.com/7s5ovmc

     Also, you can download a FREE eight-page
    Preview of Under His Wings: Truths to Heal Adopted, Orphaned, and Waiting
    Children’s Hearts on CreateSpace.com at this link: https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1105391

    “There’s only one way to find peace with a painful past and that is
    through a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ. He
    alone, through His Spirit, can place a healing balm on our deep wounds. The
    Bible says: “You can’t heal a wound by saying it’s not there!” (Jeremiah
    6:14 TLB) We (Beth and Sherrie) have found that in the places that hurt the
    most, God brings a promise from the Bible to our memory at just the right time.
    We have experienced comfort and growth through our growing relationship with
    Jesus and how we long for the same growth for you!”  (excerpt from Under His
    Wings: Truths to Heal Adopted, Orphaned, and Waiting Children’s Hearts)

  • Lenorediviney

    wow my feelings exactly. thank you.