Jess Hall
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Jess Hall is a writer, photographer, painter, and Interior Designer. She loves getting lost in a good book and finding herself again as she hikes through the mountains of Virginia. She writes for Women Of Valor Collective, encouraging women to rise to their full potential in Christ.

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    • Thank you so much. I love your site and the encouragement you give to so many women. We are stronger together in Christ!

  1. Love the reminder that “God is calling”… always calling us.. thank you Jess for sharing part of your life journey in this beautiful reflection.

  2. What wonderful words of encouraging truth! Thank you for sharing! He is there. EVEN there. ALWAYS THERE! Blessings (((0))).

  3. He is there and he will guide us through our darkest times. He did it for me when I went went through my separation and divorce and years later blessed me with an even better life than ever imagined. Prays to you and keep asking for his guidance.

    • Thank you for your prayers. And yes! God is able to do far more than we could ever ask for or imagine. (Ephesians 4:20) Thank you for sharing this.

  4. I am thinking of the verse in Jeremiah about searching for God and you WILL find him when you search with all your heart. I was asking God why I wasn’t finding him. Maybe today it’s about getting quiet and listening for his voice to guide me to him. Thank you for sharing your pain and struggle. This helped me today.

    • So glad this helped encourage you. Remember He will never leave you nor forsake you. Praying for you Sherry.

  5. Zeph 3:17 is a favorite scripture. I love to think of God singing over me. What a beautiful picture. As we’re covered in a blanket of beautiful snow and temperatures well below freezing this week, with thankfully nothing on the calendar, plenty of opportunity to listen for His voice. Speak Lord, your servant is listening.
    Thank you for sharing this.

  6. I really needed to read this today! Thank you for your beautiful words to remind me of the truths that sometimes get lost in the turmoil of life. ❤️

  7. Thank you for sharing God’s truth and love. You draw us in with your beautiful, well written words. May God continue to comfort you and hold you close.

  8. This is beautiful! I want to SEE where God speaks to my ❤️like you did with this bird. I want to HEAR God singing over me. Your story brings hope that He is with me even, or especially in the cold, hard places. Thank you for sharing this.

    • “Hope” is one of my favorite words. The actual definition means “to expect with confidence and trust.” TRUST that God is with you! ♡
      Praying for you Anna that God may open your eyes and ears to His Presence.

  9. Dear Jess, I hope your life has turned a corner to a happier existence. You have certainly weathered some tough trials. May God shower many blessings on you now!

    • Thank you Irene. I had many trials and may have more, but I found a ever-flowing joy deep within me from my Heavenly Father. So no matter the circumstances that life may bring, I know He is with me and will help me get through them all. ❤️

  10. What a wonderful, uplifting message. It is written from someone who has been there through the bleakness through the loss of joy and through guilt. The best messages come from people who have walked in other’s shoes. I’m very grateful for this beautiful message.

  11. Thank you Jess, remaining us to be still and trust God in mist of our situation. May God continue to comfort you and grant you his peace.

  12. Beautiful ❤️ so it is. It reminds me away last year when doing my Dad Home help for him. A we Robin flew into his house when I got was doing it. It was scared and frightened. But it reminded me of how to be still trust God no matter what we go through. When I get scared and frightened in different ways. I had some fun of trying to get it out of my Dad’s outside his home again to the fresh air again. Where it was happy to be outside again when I got the we Robin outside. I knew it was happy as it sat on the window sill and sang at me. So it reminds me God is calling and asking us to trust him no matter what we go through. To know he take us through it safely like the Robin scared and all. Trusted me to get it back outside to fresh air again after flying into my Dad’s house by mistake. Especially when it became scared and frightened. We have too do the same with God when we as his followers become scared and frightened in different situations in life when they crop up. Love today’s reading as it speaks of being still and having that real trust at those times as follower of Jesus. Knowing Jesus will take us through these difficult moments and see us through them safely like the we Robin saw me get him out of my Dad’s house safely. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  13. Oh Jess, I can’t even begin to explain how much this touched me, thank you! The last several years have been tough for me with hardly a break in between the blows, but God found a way recently to let me know that He sees me and I cried. As you said, He is there, even there, always there. It’s true that it’s been unbelievably hard for me lately, but in a way, I’ve never felt closer to Him. Blessings to you and the entire (in)courage family!

    • You are welcome. I am so glad this encouraged you, and you have been able to draw close to His side. Keep trusting in Him Cheyla. He is with you and WILL help you through.
      I am praying for you.

  14. Jess,

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. I went through a dark time in Fall of 2021. My job duties changed drastically & I was depressed. It was one of the hardest times in my life. Yet God was with me. I felt little nudges to hang in there. As always He saw me through the valley of shadow of death. I didn’t fear, but trusted that He would change things. Fast forward to Dec. 2023 & Jesus changed my job duties once again. This time to a job with more clerical duties. He has changed my attitude to one of oy.

    Blessings 🙂