‘The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.’ The words of the prophet Isaiah during a time of turmoil.
I’ve had a number of conversations in recent days with different people who expressed honestly how they were feeling about all that has transpired over the past year. ‘Struggling’, was a common word which popped up as we talked. Not a constant struggle, but one which ‘crept up’ in odd moments, and left individuals disorientated.
I’m sure that you will have your own story to tell. I’ve chosen the photograph above because it seems to describe what I see in my own head. A road and a journey without a clear destination. The sense of being alone, but following a route which others have trod, and which offers some kind of direction. The key word in my head, is trust.
Isaiah was a prophet who spoke to a time of uncertainty and fear, but his vision was profound. Something to be discovered. That’s where we are….believing but not seeing too easily!
I sense the longing in my own heart and soul. Sometimes the tears are a manifestation of the feelings and thoughts I live with.
I hope that some of what I have shared will speak to you in your ‘stepping out moments’, or in those times of holding back or being stopped in your tracks. As you find your own way, accompanied by the guiding presence of the Spirit of God