As I was browsing through my files from my old laptop, I saw a folder full of documents containing literary pieces I wrote years ago. This one is written more than five years ago (November 12, 2009 to be exact) during a season of deep searching for what I want in life. And as I read it again today, I felt that familiar confirmation in my heart that this is still what I desire. It’s a desire so deep, so vast, so great…that only One can satisfy it.
The feeling’s too strong, it’s undeniable.
I crave, I thirst, I hunger for the Living God
Your will, Your purpose, I long to know;
I desire to hear nothing but Your voice.
Your truth o Lord sets me free from the enemy’s snare.
May my hope not be dampened, may it ever stay still;
strong and unwavering in the currents by the shore.
Call upon Your servant to your throne;
let me lay bare all my fears and dreams,
let my inmost cries be heard in the presence of my King –
for before You Lord I am naked, I am exposed.
With me I can bring nothing, only my faith to believe
that only You can cure me of this.
– JBV, 2009 –