Someday is Now.

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Finally.

My heart all in one space.

How did this all happen seemingly overnight? A blog is something I’ve dreamed about having since … well, since blogs were becoming a thing. I remember when it first became a real desire of mine back in 2012, and then settled into a “maybe someday I will.” Well, that someday is now, because here I am, writing my first blog post … six. years. later.

First off, I want to thank you for even taking the time to read this. I know for myself, if I can’t connect with something quick — whether a book within the first 3 chapters, a movie within the first 10 minutes, or a TV show within the first 2 episodes, I’m a goner. The same applies to blogs. Whatever these are offering me have to grab at my heart, or at the least, peek my curiosity for me to end up becoming interested in and committing to. And now here I am with my own humble offering in a day and age where nearly everyone has a blog of some sort! But when you find something that your soul connects with on a deeper level, that resonates within you, it’s like finding water-springs in a desert, and you’ll keep going back for more. I hope whoever comes across this space will find just that here.

Okay — the name. Why did I choose The Longing Soul? (And why does the URL not match the blog name? Easy. Someone had already claimed it. Boo.) Well it’s kind of a long story, and I’ll certainly be making a two part post about that. Let’s just say it rings true with me and my life, as a person and as a Christian. Call it my life’s anthem, or a secret understanding between God and I, but it also helps that my favorite scripture verse happens to be Psalm 107:9

 

FOR He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

 

Or that at a certain turning point in my life with God, He gave me these verses in Jeremiah 31:

 

. . . (YOUR) soul shall be as a watered garden, and (YOU) shall not sorrow any more at all . . .

for I will turn (your) mourning into joy, and will comfort (you), and make (you) rejoice from (your) sorrow . . .

For I have satiated (SATISFIED) the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.

 

Even now these scriptures hold great weight and are like life-lines to me. So when needing to come up with a name, it was really all too easy.

If you read the About Me page, you’ll also get an idea of my heart behind this blog — the greater purpose.

I’m a person who naturally keeps most of her heart safely concealed instead of wearing it on her sleeve for the world to see. It’s easier for me that way. But no growth comes without change, and no change happens without a brave yes. This space is my brave yes. To myself, and most importantly, to God.

Whatever you see or read here, my prayer is that you’ll be stirred and encouraged in wanting to know the only One who was meant to satisfy your own longing soul — just as He’s satisfying mine.

I hope you come visit often and go away feeling blessed, every time.


— BETHANY —

Bethany Beck