Uncertainty, Lostness and Thomas Merton

Cover of "Thoughts In Solitude"

A prayer by Thomas Merton (Thoughts in Solitude), whose words, you will understand, resonate  with me somewhat.  Above all, God is gracious in our lostness. He doesn’t wait for us to return; he comes to find us and journeys with us.

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 that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.  And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that, if I do this, you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it.  Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death, I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

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2 responses to “Uncertainty, Lostness and Thomas Merton

  1. Caddo Veil

    Beautiful words! I am so grateful that God seemed to “drop everything” and come find me, when I was lost–without reluctance or impatience, He came with wide open arms of Love, Light and Freedom. Hallelujah! I will forever thank and praise Him. God bless you today–love, sis Caddo

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