A water faucet will give no water unless it is tapped into a water source.
An electric wire has no power unless plugged into a power source.
A branch bears no fruits unless if it is rooted into a vine.
There are times I feel so empty and barren
I wonder what my source is
or whether there is a vine I am attached to.
The feelings can sometimes be overpowering
that no amount of self-affirmation
or falling back on my faith can assuage the desolation.
These are moments when my faith seems nothing more than whistling in the dark
or grasping at straws.
I can only stay and abide and wait for the storm to blow over.
Still the doubts linger.
Is this all for real?
“I am the vine, you are the branches.
Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit,
because apart from me you can do nothing.”