I will lead her into the wilderness
and speak tenderly to her.
15 There I will give her back her vineyards,
and will make the Valley of Trouble a door of hope.
There she will respond as in the days of her youth,
as in the day she came up out of Egypt." Hosea 2:14-15
I went on a women's retreat this weekend. It wasn't the typical event with an agenda. It was literally a retreat...a get-away...with only a few others. We talked some, shared challenges and victories, walked in nature, prayed together and did some "soaking prayer". It was for me being "allured"...being lead into the wilderness. My heart was able to disconnect from the messes of life and reach peace with Him.
Coming back...ugh...so hard. So...today, I'm reminding myself of the things He said and the ways He ministered to the needs, wants and losses...sometimes with vision, sometimes with silence, sometimes with friendship... He's so good...and He promises that the peace we find with Him doesn't have to depend on anything other than our heart's position in Him. Holding that truth today. :)