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ALIZA LATTA is a writer, artist, and pastor who is a huge fan of telling stories. She creates content for Canada’s largest youth conference, Change Conference, and is a church planter in Ontario, Canada. Her artwork and writing have been featured in publications for LifeWay, Dayspring, and (in)courage. She is...

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  1. Yes, wilted. What a perfect description of how I feel so often. I know I need to take better care of myself which means sometimes saying no. I am on overload at the moment with commitments at this time. And, I know I need to talk to Jesus more often.

  2. Thank God and thank you for sharing this encouragement at a time when I really feel wilted and struggling to hold up. God bless you.

  3. Aliza,
    Wow did you write that for me? I have been in a rut since just after Christmas when I had the flu. I also have Lupus so it knocked me out for almost the whole month of January. I couldn’t exercise, I was so exhausted after work I came home and napped, and went to bed early in the evening. I just stopped praying in the morning and evening, I even stopped listening to Carrie Underwood My Savior CD to and from work which centered and calmed me. I haven’t read any daily devotions- nothing-until today. This just spoke to me in ways that woke me up and made me feel like God is always with me, always present in my life I just need to open my eyes, my arms and my heart and let him in.
    Thank you for these wonderful words and have a blessed weekend.

  4. It’s always Jesus. I’ve found myself in so many seasons of life back at the same spot: wilting. (In fact my last name is Wilt. This is a constant reminder that on my own, I wilt.) It’s always Jesus! He waters me.

  5. Aliza blessings to you. You finally sat still. Cried…and reached out \0/
    Sometimes we just think we can do it ALL on our own because He made us so strong! What we forget is, He made us strong in Him. Been there. Thank God I’m on the other side. God is good and He shows us we can and will flourish when we stop, sit, scream, cry and open our hands and stubborn self to Him fully. Can you feel the blossoms opening up? Can you see them blooming up? AWWWWW \0/

  6. Jesus saved me 50 years ago. One might think I no longer go through withering experiences. But, the truth is as long as we remain on this earth, these and many other up and down periods will be a part of our spiritual growth. I believe we can learn to recognize the signs sooner than we once did, being always mindful of this human experience of growth in Christ.
    P.S. My daughter lives in Toronto. We love Canada

  7. Thank you so much for sharing Aliza! Without Jesus, I am empty. What a truth!

    I ask that you please pray for me. I made a mistake at my job the other day and because of this mistake I think I will lose my job. Please pray that if it is God’s will I don’t lose my job until I have another one lined up. Also pray please that my resume stands out in a good way to the other places I’m applying too and I’m blessed with a job that’s a better suit for me. Thank you so much for praying for me. ❤️

  8. This is so hard for me to stay hopeful when my situation is so hopeless. Please pray for our broken family. I do feel like a withered flower is this brokenness has been going on for years and getting worse. It feels like the more I pray the worst things get.

  9. This resonates. I’ve fallen behind in my Bible study and feel like such a failure and disappointment to God. I can’t even keep up with a simple Bible study! I don’t dare pray. How could I, after shirking my study? Yet, I’m so bogged down. There’s so much to do. I don’t have the motivation for any of it.

  10. Aliza,

    God alone can satisfy our thirsty longing souls. No matter how busy we get. We still need to take a few minutes daily to pray & read our Bibles. Prayer can be done driving to work, taking shower any time. Jesus puts it succinctly in John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. We must stay connected to the vine via prayer & scripture reading. Praise God you came to the end of yourself & sought Jesus.

    Blessings 🙂