‘A stark dry landscape
A barren hot wilderness
An unknown heart and twisted mind’
These are the descriptions of someone in pain.
Someone walking through a difficult time here on earth
Our Lord Jesus is well acquainted with sorrow
and enters our pain through his very own journey to the cross
Who knows their own heart ?
When doubts and questions plague us.
When people let you down
When your trust even in yourself has waned?
Blessed is the person who completely trusts and
relies upon the goodness of God
In every season,Jeremiah says, will not cease to bear fruit.
Fresh leaves continue to unfurl before
a blazing sun beating down upon it
In the desert and yet flourishing,
greening down to its roots and drinking up
from the life stream of love.
With everything you have let go of it now
and trust completely in God,
See and know that he holds this situation you are in.
Look at where you have been putting your trust and
turn towards the nourishing of your soul.
‘May we see the truth of the matter and
understand better our own hearts.
We give to You our own desires to
let you search our hearts
and stop pretending things are not as they really are.
We pray Father, You, are our only source of strength
during dark times.
We ask for your spirit to flow through us now
Letting your strength flow out of us
to those who need your comfort today.
We receive your strength, your peace, and
your wisdom from above
To be with those who are in such a place
and offer hope there.
By your grace, we will be well watered trees
bearing fruit in every season.
‘For every good thing that I have comes from you.’ Ps.16:1-2