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Bonnie Gray is the author of Whispers of Rest and Finding Spiritual Whitespace, wife, and mom to two boys. An inspirational speaker featured by Relevant Magazine and Christianity Today, she’s guided thousands to detox stress and experience God’s love through soul care, encouragement, and prayer. She loves refreshing your soul...

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  1. Bonnie,
    Thank you for a beautiful post and prayer. If I could ask my (in) courage friends to pray for me and my family…especially my son. I’ve been up all night and we will be taking our sweet Zoe bear to be put to sleep this morning. She’s been truly my son’s dog and such a glimpse, for our family, of God’s unconditional love. I will truly miss my sweet, gentle, girl.
    Thanks and blessings,
    Bev

    • Bev,
      I pray for peace and comfort for Zoe, you and your family and an extra one for your son. I understand how heartbreaking it can be to lose a beloved companion.

      Prayers and blessings to you all,

      Penny

    • Oh Bev, I’m sorry. May the Lord tenderly embrace you and your family in His comforting arms in the days to come.

    • @bevduncan:disqus whispered a prayer for you: dear Jesus, please help Bev’s son in the way he needs most in this very moment – reassure Bev as she walks with her son on this journey – and pray for this family as they remember and grieve saying goodbye to their beloved dog. in Jesus’ name, amen.

    • Bev,
      Prayers for peace and contentment! I know you will miss Zoe Bear and his love for you! May God surround you with His loving arms and shower you with His grace and mercy!
      Blessings 🙂

  2. Thank you friend! This week has been an overwhelming week. It has helped to hear this reminder.

  3. Bonnie,

    Thank-you for your post, as always it really touched my heart. Everything lately brings me back to this: “Behold I am making all things new.” It can be hard waiting on what new will be but, “by walking in trust and faith,” it makes it all worth it.

    have a blessed day,

    Penny

    • hi penny, i touches my heart to know the words speak to your heart today. how wonderful God’s whispers are returning you to his words – He is making all things new. blessings!

    • Penny,
      Prayers for you as you wait on God and His perfect timing! May He show you the plans He has for you. Keep walking in faith and trust Him to make all things new!!
      Blessings 🙂

  4. I thank the Lord and you, Bonnie, for this lovely posting. Stepping out into His will frightening sometimes, but He has equipped us with His gift of faith. I am there with you, trying to step out in faith for Him. Mother Angelica said “Faith is like having one foot on the ground, one foot in the air, and a queasy stomach in between.” Trying hard to listen to Him in my heart today. May each of us be attentive to His still voice in our hearts, leading us gently in faith 🙂

  5. oh, how this spoke to me today! I have an opportunity to pursue a new job – one that was laid at my feet, unexpectedly. If this is God’s path for me, I need to know, so that I can step into it in faith!
    Thank you for sharing today – a beautiful message.

    • @disqus_ivzWSqfsAd:disqus dear God, please continue to bless and grant Jen favor as she pursues a new job. thankful she can share it with us. in Jesus’ name, amen.

  6. Beautiful post, Bonnie. I’ve let fear determine my lack of stepping out before. This year has already been a year where God is calling me into harder things, but He’s also working healing . . . which will only come about if I step out in the ways He’s showing me. Some days, it’s SCARY. Thank goodness He walks each step with us.

    Your post made me stop and think. Thank you for that.

    • @JeanneTakenaka:disqus so good to “see” you here, Jeanne! it does feel scary – that the healing comes with stepping out. 😉 so beautiful how God is always patient and it sounds like his whispers to you are continuing to carry you and invite you forward. 😉 thanks for sharing!

  7. Bonnie…thank you for your insights and prayers. What you write always touches me and makes me think. It is frightening to reach out and seek something new in our lives but we need remember that Jesus is by our side always. He knows the way we should go. He leads us on the right path.

    • hi chris, thank you for sharing how the words today are speaking to you. Jesus is so kind, always patient however we feel, right where we’re at. blessings!

  8. Just one step. And then another. I’m also learning this too. I want to know the end but I’m learning to walk by faith and trusting God for the rest. A journey to be sure!

    • @allisonwhing:disqus one step together today.. thnx for sharing, allison. May God give your heart wings with each step you’re making!

  9. I love your prayer, especially walking by Him as the beloved. It took me to long to learn that, but I have stepped out on faith writing my blog encouraging women. We all need to be lifted up.

    • @disqus_axnEkREhjA:disqus isn’t “beloved” such a beautiful word. so wonderful you’re stepping out beloved with your blog. may God bless your heart and may the words flow!

  10. I just finished praying about some new steps, and then came here to read this post. This was so timely. I’m so prone to this: “Because when we actually step out to be who God’s created us to be, we
    become vulnerable to the critical voices that once kept us safe — but
    left us unchanged. To avoid hurt or uncertainty.” To take that little step of faith requires a great deal of bravery, and yet maybe not so much, if we can keep our eyes fixed on Him and our hands in His. Thank you for this encouragement today!

    • @andrea_mitchell:disqus andrea! thatis so wonderful — His hands are guiding yours – walking with you to new steps ahead. go for it! let your heart shine, like the stars in God’s eyes. Your voice matters. You matter.

  11. I am critical in my spirit because of the hurt I have experienced in my life. It has changed my perspective on reality and people. I do not trust so easily anymore and sadly even those in the church. I pray that God would begin to do something new in my heart by giving me a new perspective on life.

  12. I asked my husband to leave after a tumultuous 23 years of marriage and his inability to leave a young married woman alone. I have battled depression for years while trying hard to be the perfect woman my husband wanted me to be. I failed at that because for the last couple of years he has grown closer and closer to a young married woman at his workplace and their relationship is destroying me. I have realized I can’t be who my husband wants me to be because I am who God created me to be. After raising six kids together and dedicating more than half of my life to loving my husband I am stepping out in faith that God will see me through this. He is with me so there is nothing to fear. It is hard. Having and keeping faith when your heart is breaking not only for your pain, but the pain of your children and the pain of seeing someone you love do something that you know they will regret eventually. Please pray for me, my husband and my family.

    • Jessie,
      Prayers for you and your children. May God give you a sense of peace and contentment. May you feel His loving arms guiding you each step of the way!! Know that He has plans for you-plans to prosper you and not to harm you. He will make a way for you in His perfect timing!
      (((((hugs)))))

  13. Bonnie,
    Thank you for the lovely prayer! God allowed me to quit my job last June. I thought by now that I would be working again-if even part time. My aging dad had more health issues and it has taken time to get him settled. God is asking me to walk by faith and trust that He will supply all our “needs” according to His riches in glory!
    Blessings 🙂