In Touch with Longing
Real talk: when psalmists or prophets declare their longing for God, I can’t always relate. Honestly, sometimes I’m in touch with my longing for a cheeseburger more than my soul’s deepest yearnings Godward. I’m embarrassed.
But when I am able to (very) intentionally stop and quiet myself with Jesus, there is from the center, corners, and edges desire: To be known. To be seen, heard, and to hear-from. To be steadied, forgiven, protected, loved, and grown into who I am in him.
This world doesn’t make it easy to find this space. At best, it offers the next distraction. At worst, it offers counterfeit answers to longings— false selves, lies, escapes, addictions, and half-truths that mess with our directions, decisions, and identities. We know too many entangled there, deafened to their soul’s deepest desire.
How in touch are you with your soul’s deepest longings?
In this world of endless distraction, Jesus, will you help us intentionally, regularly get with you—to be quiet, to hear from, and be heard by you? AMEN.