Trading the Old for God’s New {Guest Post & Giveaway}

I rose to my feet in a place I’d stood hundreds of times before. Gripping the chair in front of me, I bowed my head and prayed I could make it through another day. The music came to life, the beat resounding in my chest. But it didn’t reach my heart.

A tear seeped to the corner of my eye and I discreetly wiped it away afraid to show any sign of weakness in this place. Lord, I’m not sure I can do this anymore.

“Love came down and rescued me.” The chorus carried through the sanctuary, but I couldn’t meet it with my own worship. My words were stolen by sorrow.

I looked around the room at familiar faces, lives I held dear and others I was sure I would never understand. There was a distinct shift – a divide – as if I was watching through a plate glass window. The separation was tangible, a wall I could no longer scale.

One He was no longer asking me too. It’s time, God whispered to my heart …


Abby McDonald was one of the first faith-bloggers that God brought into my life and she’s been a faithful encourager and friend ever since. Her authentic words and heart for the Lord have immensely blessed me and I’m delighted to be a part of a series she’s calling Ashes For A Crown: Leave It Behind. Pretty please join me over at her blog, Fearfully Made Mom, to read the rest of my post and for a chance at an awesome giveaway! :)

Featured Photo Credit (text overlay by Tiffany Parry)

Linking up with Bonnie Gray today.

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2 thoughts on “Trading the Old for God’s New {Guest Post & Giveaway}

    1. Hi Ifeoma … my apologies for not replying to your comment here sooner, but WordPress kicked you into my spam folder – eek!! Thanks so much for being here and reading and commenting over at Abby’s too. Blessings to you!

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