Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Trusting That the Words Will Come Again


For the past week, I’ve felt unable to write. I want to write. I’ve made plans to write. Ideas have even formulated in my head, but only when I was unable to grab paper and pen or find a laptop.

When I sit down to write, the words don’t come. My mind goes blank. I pour through Scripture. I stare at the blank screen. The paper remains inkless.

I’ve been staring out the window a lot. Thinking. Praying. But my thoughts don’t make it into sentences and paragraphs for you to read.

As I’ve been reading friends’ blogs, and even some of my own posts, hoping for inspiration, I remembered my One Word for 2012TRUST.

Trust.

I feel discouraged. I feel frustrated. But I’ve decided not to worry. I have to trust that when I’m supposed to write again, God will give me the topic, the ideas, and maybe even the words. He has before. I trust that He will again.
Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you. (Psalm 37:5 NLT)
How about you? Have you ever felt this way? Will you share by leaving a comment?

In Christ,
Laura  

30 comments:

  1. Oh Laura,
    I feel this way right now. Some of my posts have been nothing. Then I think, should I even post when I am not happy with them? Or should I keep trying? Tough.
    Hang in there. There are many of us right now!

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    1. Thanks Shanda! It's comforting and helpful to know I'm not alone in this. Here's to trusting God and waiting it out!

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  2. Yes, friend, I have felt this way and I am feeling this way now. I have taken a break and I am waiting...trusting to see where He leads me. I'll keep you in my prayers.

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    1. Trust and patience...I'm working on both areas. Thanks Mary! God bless!

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  3. I feel this way. If it wasn't for my guest posts this month, and the Wednesday and Sunday link ups, I wouldn't blog at all. I have been trying to slow down and hear His voice. I know He must have words for me, to pour forth from my heart, yet still they don't come. Keep trusting. He will release those words in due time!

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    1. Bless you Barbie, thank you for you visit and comment!

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  4. Oh yes Laura, been there - than that. I gave myself time. Don't be hard on yourself. Hang in there, trust and it will come.

    Blessings to you friend :)

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  5. Hi Laura - I am learning (slowly but surely) that trust is the only way to go. I drive myself insane not trusting! Even though you don't feel you had anything so say, what you said was encouragement for many! Goal achieved :)
    God bless friend
    Tracy

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    1. Tracy, thank you for your kind words! You blessed me today!

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  6. Sometimes we get a dry spell where words are not available, that is ok. Good things will come later after a season of rest. Gather your thoughts, don't be discouraged...note what you would LIKE to write about, and then wait.
    It will happen.

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    1. Thank you for the much needed encouragement! God bless!

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  7. Even when you don't feel like you can write, you still can. That was a heart felt post, Laura, and it blessed me!
    Will be praying for you as you keep staring out that window, letting Him soak your soul.
    Hugs to you, friend!

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    1. What a blessing you are to me Nikki! Thank you for your kind and encouraging words!

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  8. Every week! I never know until the morning of what I'm going to write about, usually. I pray about it and either from scripture or something in my life does a post form slowly. Sometimes though it takes a couple of days to get it written. Sometimes it's not very pretty, but I still have to get the words out. Taking a break is good too, it refreshes us. Keep praying, you will know soon what you should say.

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    1. Thank you Alecia for your visit and comment! Your encouragement is a blessing to me!

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  9. Hi Laura,

    I agree with Nikki. That is a great post that many people can relate to, even if we aren't writers. It may not be what you wanted to write. It may be that it's what God wanted you to write. Now maybe He just wants you to take a break & rest a little while, and then the words will come again.

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    1. Jane, thank you for your kind words and encouragement!

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  10. Most definitely! I think that most of us have had a temporary "writer's block" form time to time! You are right to trust God in this...and everything! I think that often when this happens, God wants us to be still before Him. He may want to refill your cup! Blessings, Joan

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    1. Thanks Joan! I think you might be right, I could use some replenishing. God Bless!

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  11. Oh yes! I feel that way regularly and I've resigned myself to the fact that words matter so much to the Lord. He gave us HIS WORD to impress on our hearts His truth. Words have incredible value. So, I've decided that when I don't have words to share, it is either because the Lord has something to speak to me and I need to be listening more closely to Him. Or, He doesn't want my words in the way of someone else directly hearing Him. Writing by the spirit's leading has been so freeing for me. Of course, I still have panicky drive spells, which eventually drives me back to the cross.

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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    1. Lisa, what wonderful words of wisdom! Thanks so much for your visit and comment today!
      In Christ,
      Laura

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  12. I've felt this way too....and when it hits...I feel that same frustration b/c writing is something that satisfies something deep inside me. Praying the gift flows again for you.

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    1. Yes, that's it...there's something satisfying & fulfilling for me about writing, and when it doesn't happen, it's frustrating. Thank you for your visit and comment!

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  13. Sometimes you just need to come aside and rest a while. Writers 'upload' from their heart unto others often and sometimes, it's just time to rest a while and receive a 'download' from others yourself. Spiritually re-charge your batteries in the Lord... "Give... and it shall be given unto you..." You have been giving, giving, giving... now take a little time out to receive God's abundance and hopefully, you will re-charge very soon.

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    1. Thank you Wendy! Your comforting words of encouragement blessed me!

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  14. Hi Laura,
    Keep seeking Him... His timing will be perfect for you, His beloved daughter! Thanks for sharing! ~ Blessings girl, Amy Alves

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    1. Amy, thank you for your visit and comment. Looking forward to getting to know you better!

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  15. Just found you on the Allume link-up. Excellent post! YES I feel this way with writing OFTEN!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!