Friday, November 6, 2009

On depths and heights

From prayer time this morning; some thoughts for my friend who fights to be where He wills her.

When we give to Him all the achings of our heart, when we cling to obedience despite every inclination to do otherwise, when we pour out our sorrows and yearnings while laboriously struggling for the good, He brings out of it a soaring joy.

Your heart may burn from the pain, but your spirit will soar with His Spirit and witness sights that can only be seen from those great heights.

Lord, keep me there.

Keep me in the depths so that I may experience your heights.


Diane Marie Hall said...

"...give to him all the achings of our heart"
perhaps the fullness of the soaring joy only comes when she can give him all.

Jeremiah 29:13
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

this is often easier said then done.Glad you are praying...

Ike said...

"I pray, O God, that I may know thee, that I may love thee, so that I may rejoice in thee. And if I cannot do this to the full in this life, at least let me go forward from day to day until that joy comes to fullness."

Anselm, Proslogion, LCC edition, page 92.