Let me start with a confession …….

I must confess that I completely forgot it was my week to write for the newsletter, and when Debbie popped into my office late yesterday afternoon and asked about my article I was dumbfounded! That note in my diary on Tuesday morning, (because Mondays are my day off) highlighted in orange so as not to forget – had left the building!

And then having a public holiday in the middle of the week threw my second curveball – I woke up yesterday morning thinking it was Tuesday! When my brain caught up to the present, I didn’t even look at Tuesday’s to do list – as surely I would have done it. After all, it was Thursday!

On top of this – I am currently knee-deep in an assignment on the Old Testament Prophets, with Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel as my most recent companions!

So as I sit now to write this article – my brain is feeling a tad frazzled and I am struggling to come up with anything remotely coherent to share with you all.

Have you ever found yourself in a similar predicament? Stuck with a blank page in front of you and a deadline looming? It can be a daunting task, trying to summon up the creative juices when they seem to have evaporated into thin air. The only thing happening is the cursor blinking at you on the screen!

In times like these, it’s important to take a step back, breathe deeply, and remember that it’s okay to not have all the answers, or this case, words. It’s okay to hit a roadblock and struggle to find your way around it. We are all a work in progress, constantly learning and growing. And sometimes, that means coming face to face with our own limitations and imperfections.

As I was reflecting on all this – I realised that it is often in moments of emptiness and uncertainty that we experience God’s presence and guidance the most.

“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13

That in those times when we feel like we have nothing to offer or say, God can still use us and speak through us. We do not have to always have something tangible or worthy to write about to share the love and message of God with others. We can trust that He will provide us with the words and inspiration we need.

Remembering that Gods presence and power are not limited by our limitations. We may see nothing, but God sees everything. He sees the potential and possibilities that lie within us, even when we cannot see it ourselves.

So, let us not be discouraged by moments of nothingness in our lives. Be encouraged that just as the earth was formless and empty, and God created beauty and life out of it, He can do the same in our lives. We can trust in His timing and His plans for us.

As we continue our journey of speedbumps, roadblocks and blank pages – remember that even when we have nothing to write about, God is still present and at work in our lives.

Let us trust in His guidance and surrender our nothingness to Him, knowing that He can turn it into something beautiful.

May the Lord bless and guide you always.

Much love