Merrel Ya

Merrel Ya

A lady who has been pondering her hope into Christ, inhaling His grace, and enjoying the beauty of life. Writing about life, asking God about "kuliglig sa kanyang dibdib."

faith walks

foot prints on beach sand
Sometimes during difficult seasons, it can be easy to feel lost and unsure of what to do next. Perhaps what you need is to take small steps of faith each day, finding comfort in the mundane and ordinary moments. As you continue to do this, you will eventually step into a new season of life, one where you are more courageous, hopeful, and surrendered than you were before.

Dear young women,

thee women walking between orange flower field
You really won't understand your life as a woman until you understand this: You are passionately loved by the God of the universe. You are passionately hated by his enemy. Captivating

Deep inside

two women sitting near window
It is unsafe to have your heart unguarded and think you still have a safe haven. It is unsafe to once again open up yourself to relationships that have gotten you hurt in the past without learning and applying lessons from mistakes learned through it. It is unsafe, most of all, to let your emotions take over your sensibilities. As Proverbs 6:27 says, "Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned?"

after the wilderness

woman wearing white and gray striped sleeveless dress smelling the air standing in the pink flower field at daytime
The seasons have changed and I'm aware, passion is not enough. Now that I know my weakness more Oh how I need your never dying love, Oh how I need your never dying love.

keep going

a person standing in a canyon surrounded by rocks
Surely it’s tiring to keep going, to keep fighting, and to keep believing unto His promises when you can’t even see His fingerprints, when you can't hear His footsteps, when you can't trace His heart, and when you can’t see miracles and answered prayers.

To my journal buddies,

The new season is unfolding and new path is uncovered. Thank you for allowing these journals to take up space in your souls, into your lives- my journal buddies out there. Warm hugs!

Sacred space

man in black jacket sitting on rock near river during daytime
In multitudes we find comfort in being connected, in abundance, we find fullness and joy, in success, we find meaning and purpose and in emptiness, we find failings and breakings. Surely, it's painful but there is so much healing in stillness, a breakthrough in a quiet and lonely place when no one is watching, only you and God. In the wilderness, a barren and desolate place, we can find beauty and solace in being honest with ourselves and just pouring out our hearts to God.

You’ll get there too

toddler's standing in front of beige concrete stair
One step at a time, just one single step each day. Hurry empties the soul never underestimate the season of preparation. You'll get there too. A lot of things can change in the next few years, your circumstance today doesn't mirror your tomorrows. As long as you're persevering, you'll get there too.