Hey there. How are you doing? Are things a bit rough right now?
If you are stressed and worried, it may not help, but you are not alone in that. A lot of us are struggling. Trying to find “what’s next?”.
Sometimes I have dark days. I’m sure you have days like that too.
I wanted to share this with you today. I wrote it, not really very long ago, while I was in the midst of a deeply emotional and spiritual turmoil. I was thoroughly beaten and discouraged and felt pretty raw inside.
I decided to publish it now because, well, I’m just supposed to.
They say, “Fly into your dreams.”
But how can I fly
with wings missing feathers
and bearing tattered edges?
How can I fly with a heart that weighs
heavily like stone?
Lift off is impossible.
And how can I dream when the smokey haze of
night terrors suffocates me at dawn?
I’ve reached the ragged end of strength.
The dark hole has blinded me.
Flight is impossible, but for You, God.
You promised to carry me.
To give me wings like an eagle.
It’s up to You, my strength and the lifter of my head.
And then, rescued from the pit by Your hand, once again will I soar.
Perhaps you have been where I was. Maybe you are right now.
Maybe it will help, knowing that someone else survived a time like that.
Many in our world (maybe even you?) are in the pit, feeling hopeless, in turmoil, betrayed, and scared.
Where, or in whom, do you place your hope during these hard times?
My hope is not in myself. I’m way too fragile and inadequate. But my hope is in God, the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8
But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,
that hovers over its young,
He spread His wings and caught them,
He carried them on His pinions.
I waited patiently for the Lord;
and He inclined unto me and heard my cry.
In my distress I called upon the Lord;
I cried out to my God,
And from His temple [in the heavens] He heard my voice;
My cry for help came into His ears.
2 Samuel 22:7
I pray that you find your hope in the Lord. He is dependable and faithful. This, I know.
Much love, Mimi