When life is heavy and hard to take,
go off by yourself.
Enter into silence.
Bow in prayer.
Wait for hope to appear.
Lamentation 3:28 MSG
Richard Foster writes on the Discipline of Solitude
and the gifts that this practice offers to the searching heart:
“There is the freedom to be alone,
not in order to be away from other people
but in order to hear the divine Whisper better.” *
Further in the discussion of solitude Foster adds:
“The dark night (of the soul) is one of the ways God brings us to hush,
a stillness so that He may work an inner transformation upon the soul.” *
Settle into silence,
to capture a universe of watery orbs spilled across a single blossom.
Such moments welcome the Holy whispers of wisdom.
*Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster.
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