Nearing the end of her solitary journey, the Princess looked around her. The desert was changing. Her land was now at peace, its borders no longer surrounded by hostile enemies or uncertain friends. There were other people and lands as well, all forming a patchwork within the Kingdom. From the well of Salvation, she could see the road she had followed for seven years.
From the high vantage point the King had led her to, new horizons opened up. The desert gave way to an unknown land that lay behind the hills in front of her. The road did not continue straight on. She saw it end at a kind of ‘T’ junction.
She smiled at the King, remembering the words of Anna, her Great-great Grandmother; “Trust the Lord in your ways and free yourself of your troubles. Trust His fatherly care, before him nothing is too hard or too large that He cannot guide and lead you by the glory of His name to greater love and happiness.”
The King smiled back. “I will never leave or forsake you. Do you remember what my precious child, Princess Nicole said? In the world people ‘see it and believe it’, but in the Kingdom people ‘believe it and see it’. Now you have believed, and seen – tell others.”
The Princess nodded, remembering a verse she had used often in her depression days;
“I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.” Psalm 118:17
Bowing to the Lord, the Princess sang,
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in him.
Blessed is the one
who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.
Many, Lord my God,
are the wonders you have done,
the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40