The Psalms are full of passionate cries for deliverance from God’s people who learnt valuable lessons about Waiting. God’ s Timing  and TRUST.


                  Susan planted bulbs in her small backyard garden with a prayer.

             ‘Dear Lord, I pray that one day, in Your Timing these bulbs will flower. In Jesus’s Name. A-men.’ 

             Time progressed and her family growing up often heard her refrain. ‘Not yet! Not yet!

            It was several summers after the bulbs had been planted when their daughters’s kitten Maisie died unexpectedly from a tick bite.

                     Her heartache and warning signs of approaching bad weather prompted the decision to bury the little body in the garden bed.

                      Father carefully sifted through the soil and dug a tiny grave deeply in a private corner.

                      The heat of Summer battered the land and then storms brought pouring heavy rain. 

                      When the sun finally came out again, all the paddocks and trees were vibrantly refreshed and green.

                       The greatest shock was the sight of the backyard garden.

                       It was A B L A Z E wiith colour,

                       All six bulbs had broken through as stunning daffodils

.                      Wild flower seeds had also germinated in the turned soil, heat and rain had nurtured and life was brought forth anew.

                                                         It WAS BEAUTIFUL! 

                              The family stood in thankful prayer.     ‘Thank You Lord! For your PERFECT TIMING.    

                               Missie’s short life would always be remembered as well.  

               When we as His blood-bought children ask Him for help in our barren and needy situations often the WAITING seems long and hard but His Promises  stand strong, and in the morning after the night of storm in HIS TIMING deliverance will come.   

                                                    Help us glorious Saviour to put our TRUST always in YOU.


About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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