The Quiet Before the Story







There’s a quiet here, in this waiting before the story.

It’s a feeling I’ve had before.

This waiting, nesting, preparing, quieting the spirit and mind before birth, before the arrival of new life, it’s familiar.

I wonder – what’s the purpose?

I know – there’s a purpose.

I believe – He has a plan.

I dream – it’ll make perfect sense.

I trust – believing He’s prepared the way.

I rest – knowing He’s called.

This story and that story, they’ll be my best.

My heart’s prepared to do its work.

My eye’s prepared to see.

To go, to let go, it’s all He wants now.

So I surrender to the call.

I pack.

I prepare.

And I wait.

I quiet.

It’s the quiet before the story.

New birth, for me.


I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.  Isaiah 42:16

*This is part of a month-long series about my journey to Haiti. Click here to read all the posts in the series.

  1. Dan Johnson says:

    Amy, may you encounter God’s presence and peace as you travel to Haiti. May you be surprised by God’s goodness and grace as you meet His children in this beautiful place. Go bless…

  2. Nicole Marie Newfield says:

    Wow- I have not seen that verse before from Isaiah- thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful trip!

  3. Monica Anderson Palmer says:

    Spirit lead me when my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters, wherever you will call me! Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander and my faith would be made stronger in the presence of my Savior! AMEN! I would say this heart post is smack dab in the middle of God’s will-I’m jumping for JOY!

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