Attending

Another breaking dawn

and I have been long awake

in the darkness, waiting

to hear Your voice,

some kind of prompting

or that sense of belonging

You so often enfold me

in when I can not sleep.

I am finding that when

that ease does not come,

when I must continue

to beseech and grapple

with some kind of urgent

need pressing on my heart,

it is in those moments

You extend a lesson 

in long-suffering

and faithfulness — will

I keep attending?  

You are there, listening.

You know my every care.

You uphold me even as

I must endure moments

that feel like aloneness.

An image comes to mind,

Jesus in the garden,

tear-stained face,

weary body, isolated

soul whispering,

Not my will,

but Yours,

and so I also say,

—releasing, believing—

Your will, Lord,….

Amen.

—C.L. Fisher, April 2021

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