Get Out Of The Crazy Tree

In the Crazy tree? 

The crazy tree is the one you climb when life is out of control. When people you love don’t behave properly, or money is way short, or you discover a secret that you wish you hadn’t.

You know, I’m a big advocate of doing life in a community where your BFF can see you climbing the crazy tree from her kitchen window and holler at you to come down and have coffee.

But, sometimes, you’re too quick, too sneaky and get past her. Then POOF! You’re in the crazy tree alone and scared and the self-talking is all negative. It’s bad and you don’t know how to get down. When that happens, you have to do perform CPR on yourself. 

Crisis. Prayer. Request.

When you have no one to climb up for you, you have to call on God to come down to you with a Crisis Prayer Request. You need Heaven to invade Earth. You need a spotlight of God’s faithfulness and love to permeate your crazy circumstances so you can release the crazy and climb out of that tree.

In moments of crazy or fear or worry or calamity, when the enemy is whispering to give up, YOU NEED HEAVEN TO INVADE EARTH.

Follow these steps to climb yourself down. 

Say God’s names out loud.

God, you are my Father.

Declare God’s attributes.

Remind yourself and your circumstances and any spiritual enemy within listening range, all the character attributes of God you can think of.

God, you are faithful.
You are for me. 

Be thankful

Thank God for all the blessings He’s bestowed on you already.
Thank you for: 
My health.
This home.

My family of origin.
The clean water that flows freely from my faucets.
The electricity that runs my appliances. 
Thank you that food tastes so good.
Thank you for rivers of asphalt to drive on and and climate controlled cars. 

When you have stood firm declaring God’s character and God’s attributes and sincerely thanked Him for what you already have, stand still and listen.

Be still and listen.

That’s right, be still and listen for His reply or His instruction or His assurance. You may have a thought that traipses across the backyard of your brain. A song or a picture may come to mind. A name or quote may bubble to the surface of your memory. God speaks to us in many ways, but speak to us, He does.

When you call on God to bring Heaven to Earth He does just that. God turns your crazy to calm. Test him in this. When you call out to GOD, He hears you and recognizes your voice. God will respond to your call. You can test Him in this. 

Next time you’re in the crazy tree, practice praising, reminiscing, thanking and being still. 

Have you ever experienced God’ peace in the crazy tree. I’d love to hear about it. Leave me a comment below.

Verse for today: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matt. 6:9-10 ESV

Prayer: God, we are your children and as our Father and Creator, we beg you to make yourself known. Invade our crazy with your calm. Your word says You are near. You tell us not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present our requests to You to that Your peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus. Keep your word and bring Heaven to Earth, and replace my panic with your peace.  In Jesus Name Amen. 


  1. Lori Hinkle on September 25, 2022 at 7:54 am

    O my goodness Robyn, I absolutely love this, The Crazy Tree!! Thank you so much! I’m goingnto do this next time I climb! Love you my sister! Blessings, Lori

    • Robyn Dykstra on September 25, 2022 at 3:09 pm

      Hi Lori,
      It’s a good one. I know of several women who printed the post to keep in their Bible. Glad it served you and that I’m not the only one this happens to.

  2. Kelly Wade on September 25, 2022 at 7:58 am

    Oh my gosh this is so good. Oh yes, I was there a few days ago. Our Walgreens pharmacy was closed for two days, staffing issues. I could get my beta blocker and I was out. My Dr tried to solve things but wasn’t happening. No resolution in set. I talked to my cousin, bless she called the store and go through to find they would be open in the morning. By that time, I had had it and was yep definitely up the tree because I was rattled not my normal calm, sweet self. I do remember praying for God to solve this mess. I need my med and I know there people in a worse pickle than me. I thank my cousin my calling that calmed me down. Yesterday, pharmacy was open and got my meds yaaa.

    Thank you for being such a REAL person, so relatable. Love you!

    • Robyn Dykstra on September 25, 2022 at 3:08 pm

      Hey Kelly, I can certainly understand a little crazy tree action when you can’t get your meds. Glad you’re all set now. Thanks for posting.

  3. Ryioko Peterson on September 25, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Thank you Robyn. A wonderful sense of humor but God’s solution . CPR is a practical answer. A lot of the crazy tree climbing going on these days.

    • Kathy Lepisto on September 25, 2022 at 1:22 pm

      Dear Robyn, thanks! You’ve once again encouraged me where I’m at — which is a sandwich place between my grown children and elderly parents and awesome grands, my baking business, and being responsible/a worker in our church— I’ve been calling it like I’m in a crazy mixer since my daughter’s moved back with her family and all I can do is hold on to God — it’s been insanity as I’ve not had any time for myself — it’s really rare if I do — and I’m feeling it! We took our first week’s vacation after our 38th year of marriage renting a log cabin at a bible camp in the keweenaw and I find myself feeling very overwhelmed and at times in tears and thank you for sharing the crazy tree and going on to explain the names of our Lord, etc— what a blessing! I feel like running back to the keweenaw to that cabin just to get some rest! My grown daughter has covid shot injuries and I try to help all I can as they’re trying to move to the keweenaw too, but I’m exhausted:) thanks again! And blessings!

      • Robyn Dykstra on September 25, 2022 at 3:04 pm

        Oh Kathy, I hear your exhaustion. Take care of you so you can take care of everyone else – whatever that looks like, and definately keep on with your C.P.R.

  4. Stacy Haldeman on September 25, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you Robyn. I am still reading your book. My husband read it before I got the chance, and now I have it back from him. Thanks for being such a genuine speaker, with realness! Love hearing you at Dublin Gap!

    Stacy Haldeman

    • Robyn Dykstra on September 25, 2022 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Stacy,
      It was so good to be with you at Doubling Gap. Enjoy the book and I hope we meet again!

  5. Yvonne Ortega on September 25, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Yes, Robyn, I’ve been there. I follow your method, and I love your name for it: CPR. It works, especially when nothing else does. Thank you so much for your honesty, humility, and humor.

    Love & Prayers,

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