"This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit."
Friday, October 15, 2004
i used to think the bible had little to offer the complainer or the person who felt so very alone and abandoned or the one who is ever depressed. after all, the bible was about hope, not despair. yet, i'm so incredibly grateful the writers of Scripture were sensitive enough to the Holy Spirit in order to be honest and vulnerable and willing to admit their desperate thoughts and feelings. a passage i came across in Lamentations this afternoon reassured me again of this beautiful, and comforting truth: