New Fences

New Fences

Washed in white

The kind that invite

Neighborly conversations

Not the kind that blind 

Not the cutting off 

But the ones that allow you to see 

Who your neighbor really is 

And accept that there are things 

That they tend to in their yard 

That are not my job to guard 

I can pray and listen and encourage

In order to lighten their burden 

And accept that their journey 

Is within their own home


Most currently, my lesson with Jesus has been Him showing me where a boundary is down. It’s a boundary I didn’t realize I needed until now. I was raised without it. It’s a boundary that says, “I see what’s happened to you and it breaks my heart. I will listen and pray, then leave it at Jesus’ feet.”


What my childhood trained me to do is take it all on, as if it were my own. The pain, the worry, the striving to fix or heal. But Jesus has been reminding me that He is the only One Who can do those things. It’s not my job to do the rescuing, the releasing, the renewing. God has promised justice and we can trust Him. The rest of those things are part of the other person’s journey, in partnership with their King.


So my prayer has changed. Jesus, please begin showing them what You want them to know. Give them divine revelation of things You want them to see. Help them open their heart to You and see the truth - that You are to be trusted, that You are rescuing, and maybe that takes place over time as we walk with You.


The only yoke I want to take on is Yours. Yours is easy because You bear the load. Thank you for teaching me along the way, Jesus. How refreshing are Your fences.


“Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11‬:‭28‬-‭30‬ ‭TPT‬‬



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