Why have you brought us up out of Egypt, to bring us to this wretched place? It is no place for grain, or figs, or vines, or pomegranates; and there is no water to drink.
Isn' it odd how sometimes the place we absolutely knew was the place for us--where God wants us to be--ends up being a little more complicated? We wonder, has God changed his mind, or does he want us to be miserable?
It's a difficult situation to be in, as the Israelites discovered in the desert. With patience and an open heart--to the needs of others, not just our own--God's will can become clear again.Until the next time, at least.
Lord, when I begin to feel burned-out, help me seek your loving presence wherever I am.
A Catholic Woman's Book of DaysAmy Weborn~~~~~
And so this is where I find myself today. It's been many months since I have visited Amy and her words in this treasure she has written. Lead by Providence I am sure, I returned here today found these words were speaking to me. Though certainly not miserable, I am facing decisions that are most uncertain. As I enter the stage of life when there are few who require my daily nurturing and instruction, I am faced with the reality that now I really do have to take care of myself.
I don't even know where to begin. So I will seek guidance from others so that decisions can be made with good judgement. I will trust that my wellbeing is in the hands of the Almighty. And again that I will continue this journey with my constant companion, Providence.
Thanks be to God!