What do you do when you’ve lost all hope? The easy answer is prayer and adoration – easy to say, more difficult to do. What is left when all your hopes and dreams are gone, when your life seems nothing more than a long trek without joy? How have any of you coped when you’ve gone from the heights of life to the depths? When you’ve lost the things you valued most? When you are dead inside and have no emotions left except remorse, regret and the overwhelming sense of your own failure? I’m not talking about a transitory thing, but something that lasts months or even years.
What if you can’t speak of such things to anyone? When you know that any words you speak will only make things worse. How do you handle the emotions that are welling up inside you and threaten to make you mad? What if you seem to lack the faith to simply give them up and trust God? Is that the prayer I should offer: to have the grace to give my care to God and lean on Him for support?