Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is an everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles
they will run and not grow weary
they will walk and not be faint.
No matter how sturdy and firm the structure is,if the foundation on which it is built is weak the structure will fall apart under stress. This is not saying the structure with a strong foundation will not shake. It shall be shaken but it won’t tumble and fall apart.
In the wake of a death in my family , reeling with shock and writhing in pain and confusion at this sudden loss. It is to my foundation I turn. I find myself digging furiously to find solace in the roots of my faith. A faith that was borne out of the love of a grandmother that longed to bring and keep me within God’s inner fold. It is beautiful to find that place, my place where I lay all of my pain and anguish. It is at the foot of the cross where I unburden the guilt and anxieties that try to hold me back from my grace. My place where I trade in all of my ashes for beauty.
It is at this place positioned on my knees that I find the strength to forgive the hurters (and haters).It is in this kneeling position at the foot of the cross that I forgive myself and learn to love myself and others more. To give of myself in service. To nurture my roots, the foundation of my faith. It is in this position that i get the courage to stand tall and firm knowing fully well that I shall be shaken but refusing to fall apart.