Hello there! I'm so glad you're here. <3
My name is Aubrey Layne and I was inspired several years ago to start a blog called "What Is Truth?". I had just lost my last living parent, my sweet mama, and my friend began asking me this question in times when the grief, doubt, anxiety, and pain was too much to bear … "Aubrey, what is truth?" At first I didn't understand what she was asking, or why. But then she further explained. She was asking me what God's truth is, what he says is true, in the midst of my suffering.
In 2016 I started this blog, however, after a year I became a full-time student and the blog fell on the back burner. I've gone through a lot since 2016. In mid-December of 2019, I transferred to the University of Arkansas, packing my stuff in Dallas and moving to another state. I was alone, didn't know a soul in Fayetteville, and was only on campus a month and a half before Covid hit. I'm an introvert by nature, but this type of isolation was detrimental. The enemy saw an opportunity and jumped on it. In April I noticed my fear and anxiety starting to really spike. Little did I know that this would be the start of a very long and exhausting season of suffering. My mental, physical, and spiritual health have been on a roller coaster. In June, I decided to cut out all social media and Tv, crazy right ?! It's now October and that streak has continued. And to be honest, I don't really miss those things. Without those distractions, I began reading God's word, a lot. On August 1st I started in Genesis, and now I am in Jeremiah. I'm not trying to brag or show off, but simply showcase how much I've been encouraged to be in God's word and seek out his truth.
In the midst of my suffering I asked God "What do you want from me?" and "How can you use me when there's this big roadblock in the way?" Well, he knew exactly what he wanted to do … regardless if I wanted to do it or not. Last month he laid on my heart to restart my blog, you know, the blog I haven't touched in 2 years. And at first, I was like "No way Jose!" But he was like "Ummmm … yes you are." And who can argue with God?
So here I am. I don't fully know what I'm doing or what will come of this blog, but I'm praying through it. Slowly but surely God is revealing his plans for me. In fact, when Jeremiah wrote a letter to the exiles of Babylon, God spoke through him, stating, "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope" (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT). And that is some strong truth right there! God has a plan for me and for you. And if we look for him and his truth wholeheartedly, we will find him (Jeremiah 29:12, NLT).
So I am still in a season of suffering, I am not out of the woods yet, but God has plans for me and my future. Plans that I can't know or comprehend right now. But this blog is a start. In a month I will be moving back to Dallas and will continue my bachelor's degree at Dallas Baptist University in the Spring of 2021. I'm excited to see what God has planned, and slowly but surely he will reveal those plans to me. But as of now, I will continue to seek, know, and grow in God's truth.