was going thru’ a very difficult period couple of weeks back, battling issues after issues, health, finances, postnatal blues, routines change, marriage issues, life adjustments, etc..to the point where I feel so exhausted that I don’t feel like living anymore (ok, maybe not exactly that, but a brief thought of maybe not existing flashed past, and imagine how that can bring relief. I know! scary)
at the height of intense, overwhelming emotions, the Father embraced me with His loving arms when I sobbed at His feet and uplifted my heavy heart, burdened body & weary spirit with this:
He leads us on by paths we did not know;
Upward He leads us, though our steps be slow,
Though oft we faint and falter on the way,
Though storms and darkness oft obscure the day;
Yet when the clouds are gone,
We know He leads on.
He leads us on through all the unquiet years;
Past all our dreamland hopes, and doubts and fears,
He guides our steps, through all the tangled maze
Of losses, sorrows, and o’er clouded days;
We know His will is done;
And still He leads us on.
~ Nicholaus Ludwig Zinzendorf
we cannot see what loss, sorrow, and trials are accomplishing very often.
we only need to trust. i only need to trust.
because God is sovereign and He is loving.