The times in my life when I have felt the most desperate –
when I have felt so very
brittle and broken,
tender and terrified,
frail and fearful,
lost and lonely,
confused and cornered,
sorrowful and searching,
helpless and hopeless –
were also the times I most felt your infinite and loving presence.
Thank you for the desperation that draws me closer to you.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13 NRSV)
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