Sarah Markley
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I'm the mother of two little girls, the wife of an amazing husband who'd rather play the guitar than anything else and I love to write. I spend my weekends watching my daughters ride horses and play soccer. I blog daily and my greatest wish is to see women healed...

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  1. Sarah,
    Thank you for sharing your story of God’s unfathomable way of catching us, even floating us when we make the leap. In my experience, there is beauty in the falling. In my life I have fallen many times and each time my Lord was there with His mercy, compassion and grace. There is nothing like your Father’s loving hug when you have bruised knees. It is in the way that God catches us when we fall that speaks of his undying love for us…a way I would have never felt had I not fallen. Sometimes we leap and succeed. Sometimes we leap and fail. Either way, God keeps encouraging us to keep leaping. Thanks for your post this am.

  2. This was wonderful Sarah! One of the verses I read in my devotion this morning was Deuteronomy 33:27- The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms…..
    How timely to click on here and read your sweet post this morning and get even more reinforcement on that!
    I’ve been in similar hopeless house situations before and it was such a God thing how He worked it out when I didn’t think there was any way possible! My first clue that God was in it was when the realtor prayed in the living room with me! I pray y’all will continue to be blessed!!!

  3. Sarah-i went to your blog and read your entry about losing your home and all the feelings…..real RAW feelings you shared. It was as if your wrote it for me and God used all this to give me hope that no matter happens to “this home” my husband and I have been trying to hold onto….a little modest home……where I have watched my babies take their first steps and grow -God can come through in amazing unexpected ways. I was sitting on the couch this morning g as I drank my coffee to wake up and I was wondering all the what its about my home and what I should be doing. Then I read your entry and it was as if God said…”you’re not alone and don’t be ashamed”. Thank you for your writing.

  4. Friend, thank you so much for sharing this. I love the depth of this post- it hit me on every level of my life right now, a beautiful experience. It made me look at how I parent my girls, how I communicate and do life with my husband, and most importantly, how I interact with our sweet God through all of these twists and turns life takes us on. Thank you, thank you!

  5. Sarah, this post hit me so deeply. We are in the midst of taking the plunge and buying a home, something I did not anticipate at all, something that quite literally feels miraculous. For the first time in my life, I feel frightened about accepting something good. It sounds so strange. There is the fear of falling and being hurt/bruised/disappointed, sometimes even betrayed. And then there is the fear of not falling. Under all conditions, I and my house will serve the Lord. That is where I am doing my best to ground myself. Many, many thanks for your sharing.

  6. I can so relate to your story about taking a leap in buying another home. My husband and I lost our townhome in 2008 and we set our mind and heart to never buy another home again. Years passed and in 2012, we took a huge leap to buy another home. We had no idea if the bank would give us a loan because of the foreclosure on our record. It was scary, but we jumped and God blessed. 🙂 Now we feel a new invitation to launch out (leap) and we have no idea what to do but excited. Thank you for daring us to leap and not fear falling! We can trust daddy God will catch us 🙂

  7. Thanks for sharing!! Lovely, true, analogy…and oh how the slips seem so hard to fathom in the midst of them… SO grateful for His loving arm that grabs hold of us…sometimes to steady us… Sometimes to drag us out…

  8. Great post! Often life is the best teacher, falling teaches us to live and builds character along the way. Thanks for sharing, and for your transparency.

  9. The part about getting from here to there…thanks for the reminder to grow in the process and not try to figure it all out before the trust comes…needed it tonight. So very happy for you guys and this new leg of your journey! xoxox

  10. His hand was right there to pull us out, love that image, definitely a reminder I needed today!

  11. Sarah,
    I do not believe that God will always catch us when we fall. I think sometimes he lets us fail in ways we hate and ways we can’t believe He would allow. I know in my life I’ve always learned more through failure than I ever have through success or even near failure. Failure teaches tough lessons that stay with you. That being said I don’t think we should let perceived consequences be a deciding factor in what we do. I think God wants us to dare greatly in this life. At times we will fail in our eyes and other times soar in victory. Each has it’s own merit in enriching our life.
    Dare greatly and Relish the Journey.

  12. Sarah,

    Congratulations on your new home!

    The phrase “Let us never be afraid of leaping because of the falling.”. Hit me to a T just now. My hubby and I are going through a “falling” of sorts–mostly job changes. It is scary! 🙁 We are scared to take the leap, but I know that if we take the leap of faith God will sustain us and be there to uphold us! Life is a journey to be enjoyed and with God we can HOPE for a brighter and better future!

    Blessings 🙂

  13. Sarah, all I can say is WOW!! I live my life so cautiously because of all my kids. I am terrified to leap because I can’t afford to fall (in my eyes). Leaping means trusting God a little bit more. Stretching. It’s a scary thing. But thank you for challenging me because I know HE will catch me, float me or carry me and even be there to pick me up. Thanks 😉

  14. dearest daughter…
    this post touches me SO deeply…that…
    even now as i pause over the keyboard, i fight back
    the tears…actually,
    i’ve learned to NOT fight tears…to let them come…
    for my tears are true speech from my deepest heart.
    i think i agree with Mark that God does not always
    catch us…but He always SAVES us…
    when we call out
    for what ONLY He can & WILL do!
    like Peter sinking, like blind Bartimeas calling for mercy,
    like the multitudes wandering as sheep without shepherds…
    Jesus hears our heart’s cry for mercy, for the help we need…
    He always moves to our truest, deepest rescue.
    i could no more see the princess of my heart sink
    into the pond
    than i could cease breathing…so, if…
    i…a limited, very imperfect daddy…would rescue my girl,
    how much more will Jesus come to fill up the deepest holes
    in our hearts?
    you write TRUE words, dear one!
    all my love,