There is a powerful imagery of thorns found in Hosea 2:6-7 NEB:
"Therefore I will block her road with thorn-bushes and obstruct her path with a wall, so that she can no longer follow her old ways. When she pursues her lovers she will not overtake them, when she looks for them she will not find them; then she will say "I will go back to my husband again, I was better off with him than I am now."
God jealously guards His relationship with you. He will do everything to woo you and to draw you to Himself.
Thorns can do that. Even though the outward circumstances do not seem to change, the inner core of your being is. You find that the only way you can go is back to Him, to throw yourself onto His mercy and to cling to His grace as your daily manna.
"Often trust begins on the far side of despair." Brennan ManningThorns have the potential to strangle your faith if you don't find a constructive way to view them against the backdrop of His love.
So even though you find your road obstructed with thorns, it is there that He meets with you.
"Put your head on the chest of God and weep." Nicole Johnson
He has not abandoned you.
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