“Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”
Margaret Thatcher (paraphrasing St Francis of Assisi)
This photograph was taken as I visited a friend south of Brisbane. It was a grey and dreary day. I wandered around for a while looking for photographs but the light was dull and the landscape, depressing. As I crossed this road, I was immediate struck at the sight. A lonely road is rather a foreboading sight.
Sometimes I wonder why life is sometimes lonely. Life is often hard, and full of problems. How is it possible to see the sun on dreary, overcast days?
I wrote in a previous post ‘Into the Fog’ about where we are travelling and the path that life takes us. We don’t often know where we are going. As we travel along our road there are roadblocks that often hit us or the road is long and lonely. We don’t know when, how or why things in life happen to us. Life’s harships can cause even the strongest heart to feel faint. How can we never lose hope in the purpose in our lives when every thing around us shouts, you are alone and nothing goes right for you? How can I keep being strong and pretending that life is lonely and my heart is breaking.
Psalm 34:18 says, ‘The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
This promise reassures us that the Lord is with us. He knows and feels our pain. Even though life presents its challenges we must continually rely on the knowledge that He is with us where ever we are and whatever we are going through.