a blessing for when you’re forced to rethink your life

God, this is a time of major rethinking of all that my life means.
Help me, guide me.
This is what the LORD says: Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16 NIV

blessed are you who take the risk
of standing still right at the point of change,
though uncertainty and stress want to propel you forward.

Blessed are you, standing there at this new crossroads,
giving yourself permission
to stay suspended awhile in the questions:
maybe this isn’t…
maybe i don’t want….
maybe i need….

suspended in the reimagining,
discerning until you find
that the thought-threads of ‘what-if’
lead you to a settled ‘if-then.’
and you know it’s yours.

Blessed are you, gathering what you need
to move forward in this new awareness,
this new peace.

With deep truth comes a deep and settled calm.
you’ll know it when you see it.