Hold Your Eyes


Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to Him. That is all the doing you have to worry about.   ~  St. Jane Frances de Chantal

          I’ve not heard from my Lord for some days now. For most of the past week, work had yet again encroached past personal boundaries. While it hadn’t stirred up the usual ruckus within me, it certainly rendered me deeply exhausted. Despite many entreaties to heaven, there was little sign of an easing. How are we to go on? I must have asked that question so many, many times.

          This morning, gentle rains silver~pearl the early hours. Yet, despite the falling wet, the birds sing their myriad songs undeterred. Closest to me, somewhere in the deeps of our trees, two turtledoves trade throaty warbles in a steady rhythm against the heavenly benediction. Tracing the Sign of the Cross over both my ears, I pray, Let me hear Thy voice.

          In quick answer, comes this, from a saint I’ve never before sought, the Patron saint of rejected women.

Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to Him. That is all the doing you have to worry about.



  1. Caitlynne Grace, I just popped in from Joy’s post where you left your sweet comment. I am SO glad to have seen this beautiful post and to catch your heart cry. Oh, thank you for sharing that precious line from St. Jane Frances de Chantal. It reaches into my heart and hugs it this snowy afternoon. Many blessings wished your way! xo

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    1. Well I’m hugging myself here, so thrilled that at least there was something here I could offer your heart after the many, many lights you have lit in mine – the latest being that precious quote ~ wisdom resides in those who have wintered. The moment I read it, I recognised what has been missing in my overly busy days these past weeks.

      May God bless you over and over for your beautiful blog.


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