It has been a yucky week–
News from faraway that isn’t mine to share, but breaks my heart.
A call back mammogram with something suspicious that needs further evaluation. (I’ve had the second mammo and ultrasound, and there is “something there” but of course, they won’t speculate except to say, “Don’t worry about it. Your doctor will get a report.”)
And now a bug with fever and intestinal upset that has left me feeling weak in body and soul.
So what do we do when things go so terribly “wrong?” My Thousand Gifts book lies here on the hearth, and I open it to read,
“. . .that which tears open our souls, those holes that splatter our sight, may actually become the thin, open places to see through the mess of this place to the heart-aching beauty beyond. To Him. To the God whom we endlessly crave.” Anne Voskamp
And then God’s Eternal Word:
10“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Is. 41:10