No Emptiness Ever Stays Empty

No Emptiness Ever Stays Empty

 

Losses leave a wake
that wakes you
to the meaningfulness of what was,
& why it deeply mattered,
& what message you want to live now.
It takes uncommon courage to believe:
Losses take but losses give.
Every loss gives you
space for something else.
You bravely have to ask — what else?
Because:
No emptiness ever stays empty.
Empty places always fill.
And we choose what fills the empty places: anger, bitterness, distractions, hardness — or hope & dreams & love & legacy & more life.
Losses are only wasted if we don’t let them give us what they long to give us:
More love, more grace, more gratitude, more wisdom, more Jesus.
It takes uncommon courage to ask:
How might this emptiness be filled with more that’s fulfilling?

Ann Voskamp



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