Frankly, On Faith: New Beginnings

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

We all struggle. Sometimes it’s openly, sometimes it’s private. Sometimes we know the solution but can’t reach it. Sometimes we don’t have a clue what’s wrong. We just know things need to change.

God says, “Don’t worry about it. I got your back.”

We go to Him in thanksgiving for the little things, the big things, the in-between things. We ask for His guidance, His help, His strength, and His providence.

We remind Him of the great things He has already done, and we stand in awe at His greatness.

There’s something so humbling when … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, on Faith: Isaiah 43

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Our God promises change. His entire existence is not about keeping things the same, but making things better for His Children. He will do whatever it takes to keep us safe, to bolster us, and to bring us home.

Sure, we don’t always see it. Sometimes, this fallen world attacks us left and right. Sometimes a change isn’t material or even tangible. It just is.

But our God promises change. And in the quiet crevasses of thought, in the loud chaos of the day, when we turn from the busyness of all this world calls … read the rest. . .

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The Solution

I’ve been praying all wrong.

Last night God whispered through my shouts.

Last night I was holding on so tight, begging for resolution that didn’t come.

I asked Him, “Why?”

He pried my hands lose so He could hold them.

He said, “Stop limiting me.”

I said, “Why aren’t you fixing this? I mean, I’m trying to trust you and all, but why aren’t you fixing this?”

He said, “Who says I’m not?”

I stomped. I pointed. I whined.

I said, “Because it’s not fixed! I can see it’s not fixed. How am I supposed to trust you when you’re … read the rest. . .

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Before You Pray

Isaiah 65:24 (NIV) reads

“Before they call I will answer;
while they are still speaking I will hear.”

I’ve always believed, because God is outside of space and time, that He has already heard the prayers the future me will pray.

For quite a few months last year, I struggled with morning anxiety. Waking up was painful as I was faced with so many unknowns: the deteriorating health of loved ones, incomplete projects, financial instability, family schedules . . . the list goes on and on.

I was unable to really write or even blog. I struggled with what to … read the rest. . .

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“Be Not Afraid”. Yes, I’m talking to YOU.


And then, again.


That’s what my friend Lisa says these types of writings do for her. When God uses me to write His message on her heart. She gets thunked.

As you’ve undoubtedly noticed from my incredible lack of writing lately, there’s not been a lot of thunking going on. Sorry, Lisa.

I need a respite. A retreat. I need to find a way to afford a weekend getaway to disconnect from the world and reconnect with my daughter, my writing, and my God. I need nature. To spend time in His world and renew my view. I … read the rest. . .

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