Brad Hayes Photography

Lost and lonely

This photo by Brad Hayes moved my heart and soul. The aspen is in its glorious beauty but at the same time lost in the fog and external circumstances beyond its control. At times throughout my life, i could totally lose sight of why I was here on this earth as well. The fog seemed so thick and I couldn’t see anything in front of me. I didn’t seem to belong or even fit into my environment. I would feel discouraged and sad because I was fearful and alone. I walked with my head down, my heart broken, and felt unseen and hopeless.

I know I am not the only one! But what struck me in this photo was the aspen was highlighted with bright yellow leaves in a time and place so different from the norm. Yes it was foggy and chilly but the unique beauty of this tree made me realize I had value too and I can shine brightly no matter where I am.

My husband and I minister to so many people that have no idea what their purpose is. They feel lost and lonely, discouraged and disillusioned with life. Some just give up and die slowly never realizing their unique identity and beauty! I hope that is not you but if it is, there is hope.

Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future..” NIV.

Please reach out and ask for help. You are here for a purpose greater than yourself and you are of great value!!


  • Kathy Barr
    Posted at 18:03h, 06 December Reply

    Beautiful…., so inspiring ❤️..

    • Marilyn
      Posted at 18:16h, 07 December Reply

      Thanks Kathy – I love how God speaks through His creation!

  • Diane Altman
    Posted at 17:43h, 07 December Reply

    Your insights are always so rich and inspiring. Thank you for always equipping for healing, while motivating for a greater purpose beyond the circumstances.

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