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  • Writer's pictureLisa Livezey

It is Well

Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are thy ways.

Who going through the vale of misery use it for a well; and the pools are filled with water. - Psalm 84:5,6 (BCP)

The vale of misery - a place wherein we all dwell at times. Patches of light may appear nearby; in the distance we see the rest of the world living its happy light-filled life. In the low place, we drink from the well therein - the well of realizing that somehow and in some inexplicable way He Knows and He Sees.

One day, when we arrive in the light, we look back. Oddly, at times we miss the vale. And it's then we realize that He Himself is the well.


Lord, keep me humble in this dark place ever drinking from Your well. Grant me hope that the light I see through the trees will one day be realized.


"Oh soul steeped in darkness, do not despair. All is not yet lost. Come and confide in your God, who is love and mercy." // St. Faustina


Think of yourself or someone else who currently is suffering in the vale. Pray for God to make Himself close to that person right now.

(photo: Lisa Livezey, "A Deveron Diversion")


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