Shut Up

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But if I say, “I will not remember Him
Or speak anymore in His name,”
Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
And I am weary of holding it in,
And I cannot endure it. – Jeremiah 20:9

Ten months.

Okay, ten long months.

That’s how long this space has been a silent tribute to our marvelous God through pain and heartache.

But God is calling me back. The prophet Jeremiah and I, we have this thing in common.

I find that in my heart it has become like a burning fire…. an unrelenting need to share the things He’s sharing with me. Reminds me of this, too:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer; and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-7

So I’ll start small, right here.

I’m back. We’ll see where God takes this, but for now, just know you are not alone. I pray for my readers daily. You are loved. You matter. Thank you for being on this journey with me.

(Taking a deep breath.)

See you tomorrow.

Heavenly Father, bless this space with Your presence and Your words. Thank You for each other. Thank You most of all for Jesus. In His Name, Amen…

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10 Comments on “Shut Up

    • Thank you, Bestie!! I love you so, and I LOVE that you are the first comment on my newest post! <3 Heart Hugs!

  1. Soooooo excited that you’re back to write again, as God leads, Shelly. Praying the prayer of Psalm 19:14 for & with you, dear friend.
    You’re a gifted writer, whom God regularly uses to speak to me. May God inspire you as you continue to seek Him. God bless you abundantly. LOTSoluv Kerryn

    • Happy tears flowing, Kerryn! You are such a bright spot in my life and I love you! That prayer is perfect, THANK YOU! <3 Heart Hugs!

  2. It is lovely to see you back here Shelly and I look forward to what God has in mind for you to share with us!

    Knowing the gift that writing has been for me, I can understand the need to write, to get down what you’re learning and living – so praying it will be that gift for you too, as well as for us your readers.

  3. This timing is VERY interesting to me!!! We just moved back into our own house again after living with my parents 9 1/2 months due to my illness flaring up!!! So close to 10 months. Gives me a very vivid time frame. Prayers for you as you share again. And also that God gives you strength and rest for each day and peace as you rest in Him and His will for your life.
    A fellow zebra

    • Wow, I LOVE when God does things like that, makes things so clearly personal for us! This is great affirmation for me, too, to know that now is the proper time.
      I will be keeping you in prayer, Z! <3 Heart Hugs!

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