Madeline Twooney (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
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The seventh time [Elijah’s servant] said, “Look, a little cloud no bigger than a person’s hand is rising out of the sea.” - 1 Kings 18:44 (NRSV)
Three years ago, I was diagnosed with burnout, anxiety, and severe depression. Formerly a full-time teacher, my days suddenly revolved around visits to my psychiatrist, taking medication, and trying to cope with my fears. I felt weak and frustrated, but I was determined to make a full recovery. I prayed...
I will trust God and wait expectantly for the change that is coming.
To wait patiently for God
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”