Sometimes when tough stuff wears us down, it may be challenging navigating our lives back (or onward) into hope-filled grooves. Today here’s a ‘how to’ lesson from water.
“Water does not resist. Water flows… water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone… If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” Margaret Atwood
We might need a little (more) patience sorting out figuring out how to get around obstacles that loom large in our lives.
Especially when dark clouds on the horizon confuse us with uncertainty.
“Hope discovers what can be done, instead of grumbling about what cannot. Hope pushes ahead when it might be easy to quit. Hope opens doors where despair closes them.” Rev. James Keller, M.M.
The everyday (all day) challenge: to NOT lose hope! Not an easy thing (to keep on hoping) but that’s where patient (yet active) navigation is a good thing.
The best navigation I know to get over, around, under (through) an obstacle is to let God have a go at it. Sometimes – whoosh – our obstacles dissipate. Other times God navigates hope in us when we face obstacles so overwhelmingly big we can’t cope. God will provide sustaining Light to guide us through them.
grace, peace & navigating life (with HOPE)
Virginia : )
Photos: top photo taken @ Butchart Gardens, the rest on the BC ferry ride from Victoria to Vancouver.