This chapter could not have come at a better time. It truly spoke to my heart in this seasons of my life, and how, even though I do not understand His ways, He is always faithful to bring me through.
As Much-Afraid became aware that what lay ahead of her on the next phase of her journey was a desert, she immediately began to argue with her companions, Sorrow and Suffering, insisting that surely this was not the way she should go. After all, the Shepherd had called her to the High Places. Why would He want her to detour through the desert?
But the Shepherd made it very clear that this was the way she should go. He assured Much-Afraid that He was not contradicting Himself by calling her to the High Places, yet making her go through the desert. He called it “postponement for the best to become possible.”read more