Depth of Distress Poster
Artwork by Sr Mary Stephen CRSS
From a series of images for prayer, reflection, meditation and contemplation.
'Listen to my cry for I am in the depths of distress...Bring my soul our of this prison.' (Psalm 141(142)vs8-9)
'Out of the depths I cry for you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice.' (Psalm 129(130)vs1)
Suffering can close in ourselves. Physical pain can make us feel imprisoned by the aches of our bodies, and mental suffering can trap us in thoughts that go round and round, getting blacker at every turn.
We have reached the end of our own resources - with our whole being we cry out to God for help.
Then it is as if we see the light of his presence, like searchlight beams in the darkness. But these beams shine through the darkness to heal us. Now we know that we shall find a way through our suffering.
His presence will light up the way. Perhaps, if we are patient, he will teach us the inner meaning of our pain. Then we might discover it brings a blessing and we had never dreamed possible.
Size: 42 x 66 cm; Matt laminated on front / gloss laminated on reverse.