Taking A Break –

Hey guys, A Heart For My Shepherd is taking a break. I’m not sure how long this break will be, but it’s time to take a step back.

I said in the previous post (My very first vlog!) that I would be honest with you guys, so instead of making some excuse like I have writer’s block, here’s what’s really going on:

I’m exhausted. Every time I write about these struggles and talk about the right things to do through all of this, it frustrates me. Not because they aren’t true, but because I’m just so weary of trying so hard to be strong through this illness. I love being able to share and encourage you all, but I’m out of encouragement for you. I don’t understand how I can trust God so much and have so many doubts at the same time, but as I work through each day, I’m finding it beyond difficult to keep going and keep trusting.

I can’t deny that God exists or that all these things that I’ve been sharing have been true. But my exhaustion has overcome my faith and I’m praying that God will hold on to me, because I no longer have the strength to hold onto Him.

So that’s where I’m at. Hopefully I’ll be back. I may ask a few other people to guest post for me while I’m gone. In the mean time, feel free to check out old posts that you may have missed.

Rachel Allison


  1. Henry Lewis says:

    I am spiritually renewed by God. God sees my weaknesses. Sees my mental and spiritual fatigue, and he gives me renewal. He allows me to refocus my attention on Him. Much like the nap helps me feel refreshed and able to go on another day, His word and sacraments keep me renewed in my faith. He knows the renewal that awaits us by being closer to Him. The refreshing of the Spirit that comes only from the Lord. It is our hope in the Lord, our trust that His promises are true that help us to continue on even when hard things happen to us.

  2. Ania says:

    I will be praying for you… and God WILL hold on to you… He always does…
    “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you… For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…. You are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you… Fear not for I am with you… Listen to me, (O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel) who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womd; even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.” (just some scriptures from Isaiah 43-46)

    Love and hugs,

  3. Rachel the most precious gift of all is that the Lord God Almighty is holding onto YOU by His mighty right hand, He loves you and will not let YOU go. Rest in Him. Be at peace. Be strengthened by His Grace.

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