19 Sep 2014

I'm not dead, actually...

...I'm just going through a very busy stage in my crazy life. (In which involves lots of daisies - it's Spring for South Africa - yay!)

OK. I love my life. It's amazing, and God has blessed me in so so many ways - I cannot even begin to count them all. I don't deserve it, any of it.
But part of life are the hectic stages, the 'I'm sure there are so many other things I should be doing, but I'm too busy with the rest of my life' to even think about it' stages. (Or, at least, I know I go through those stages).
Blogging ends up falling into the 'I'm too busy with the rest of my life to think about it' category, far too often. And then, posts that should be published aren't, blogs that should be designed aren't (I am so sorry to those on my waiting list! Uggghh!), pictures that should be taken aren't, comments that should be posted aren't, and so on.

It makes me feel claustrophobic, somehow. Like there's too much, too much and I just. Need. To. Get. Away! Not from blogging particularly, but also from the many, many trials, situations and all the little things that we all face in life. At night I stress and worry, and toss and turn about these things or those things that I must deal with.

But I'm wrong. I worry myself about things that I must deal with- when I am NOT alone. I'm not dealing with any of my problems alone. He is always there, with me, looking after me, loving me. He is there, and it's not only me who is thinking about my life.
The important part- is that He loves me, more than anyone else loves me. And the Bible says that perfect love drives out fear.
That's it. I have no need to feel fear. The anxiety? I can dispel that in the name of Jesus, because He loves me perfectly and deeply, so deeply.

Lately, the more I read God's word, the more I realize this: God wants to give us the gift of peace.
It's ours to take if we want to. We have to give it to Him, and say 'God, I trust you, and I want to feel your peace in me'.
For people like me, that's so hard to do. It's not trust issues. I do trust Him, because I know He is my savior.
The problem is accepting peace.
You see, I have to learn to understand that I cannot do anything without Him. That He is the only One who can guide me down the right path everyday. He holds everything in the palm of His hand, including me and my life. I need to understand that it's just that simple - that I can just give it to Him and go to sleep.

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Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (1 Peter 5:7 KJV) So true, and therefore that's what I'll do.

I'm the sort of person who always thinks there is something more to it, or that it's far more complicated than it looks. That nothing is ever really easy. But, the truth is, sometimes it is simple. And I can simply trust God with all my worries. I can put my cares in His hands.

And so, the reason I really wrote this post was to let my followers know that I can and I will get back to blogging. It turned into a post about something that has been on my mind for awhile.
I'll eventually stop neglecting my duties as a blogger- I'll eventually get back to it. Maybe not right away. But God has a plan for everything, and I trust Him in His timing. I trust Him with my life. After all - who else has died for me?

Ending this post, with peace in my heart-
Tane ♥


  1. Great post!! I can really relate!


  2. This was an amazing post! Ahh! This was encouraging in so many ways. Wow.

    1. Aww, Aaliyah, thank you very much. I'm glad you found it encouraging. ♥

  3. I'm so glad that you're back, or at least you posted today! :) Those daisies are soooo pretty.
    Sometimes life gets too busy/stressful and real life definitely matters more than blogging. Just keep breathing and praying and take as long of a break as you need to. <3

    1. Thank youuuu, Maddy. :) I'm also glad I posted. And, yes, they are, aren't they?
      Yes...life can get so full...but I will definitely take your advice.

  4. I hope you feel better soon! This is a really heart felt:)

  5. Your blog is wonderful!:)
    New follower here<3<3
    This is a really inspirational post... it's beautifully written!
    The Journeys' of my beating heart

    1. Thank you so so much, June ♥ I'm very glad you think so.

  6. Dearest Tane, thank you for sharing this post with us and the lovely quotes - I too have just been way to busy to think much about blogging and even though I find it frustrating, I realise that is just for a season... You're in my prayers, my friend! Keep well and God bless:) Blessings and love, Kelly-Anne xx


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