This painting portrays a person who is at her wits end. One of those times in life when all seems lost….when one has no place to turn. Faith in an intervening God has waned and we are left to hope against hope.
It is just at these times when our God questions loom large and God seems too small for the task. Is God perhaps beckoning us to a new quest, to see with less understanding and more unknowing? Is this where we let God be whoever/whatever God is or is not?
Perhaps we are overwhelmed because we are not willing to be just human and must face the fact that we are ultimately unable to control the world and life around us?
OVERWHELMED can lead us to complete trust or total despair. It’s a choice…..choose life.