Nothing to Say

I guess there are times even writers run out of words. Not writer’s block. Though I know that happens too. Not running out of characters or plots. Those are on a constant loop in our heads. I’m talking about something more basic. It’s simply finding times when there are no words to say.

This week, especially the end of the week, has been like that for me. I’m trying to get back to normal life after being sick with a stomach virus. I’m crazy busy trying to keep up with my family’s needs and the book launch. My family just received heartbreaking news, the kind that leaves you unsettled and life changed. It’s a lot, and it’s left me with nothing to say.

So, rather than try to manufacture something witty about writing or dig up a favorite book to review, I’m going to let God’s word speak for itself. I hope you find encouragement and strength in the verses.

Isaiah 43:1-3b “But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.’”

Psalm 121 “I will lift my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night. The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.”

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