When you feel despair,
the dread that all is lost,
when there is no hope,
when you fear the struggle will overwhelm you,
you may feel God is absent, or uncaring.
But take heart.
Even your despair is God in you.
Despair is just the dark side of hope:
believing in something greater than what you see.
This can only come from God,
from the Beloved within you,
yearning for life.
Even if all you have is the yearning,
all you have is God,
who will not give up on the yearning,
will not give up on you.
September 9, 2021