Barbara's Random Thoughts

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The Unknown

I ran across this blog recently. And I was procrastinating there just now, avoiding queries about ISBN requests, and I found this quote from Thomas Merton’s Dialogues with Silence, which I haven't read, but am now putting on my list. In the last couple of years, God's been teaching me a lot about trusting Him with the unknown. And this prayer seemed especially appropriate today.

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does actually please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I never do anything apart from this desire. And I know that if I do this, you will lead me by the right road, though I may not know anything about it. Therefore, I will trust you always, even though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are always with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
| posted by Barbara | 8:10 PM