Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer. Psalms 4:1 (NASB)
Lord, we’re desperate for you. We’re bunched up in confusion, moving by impulse and fear, flitting here and there like a frenzied flock caught in the wilderness of the far country.
We are here! We are here!
We know you hear; you’ve heard us before; you’ve swept in like shock and awe and saved us from our hopeless paralysis.
Do it again, O, Holy One; we are desperate for you. How long will you make us wait?
And you speak to us God, saying, “Yes, how long? How long must I wait while you wear my grace and peace like some cheap cloak bought at the secondhand store? How long must I wait while you chase after worthless things, like birds pushed by a winter’s wind? How long must I wait while you live out a lie because you think you’ve found the truth in something – or someone – other than me?”
Oh God, I hear your heart. You set me apart; yet,…Continue Reading