“How Long Oh Lord?” until you see?
no amount of rest seems to wake a weary soul
i need to know you’re aware, not only of the big picture
but these moments i find forming my day
when i hear in the news election results
and of wars, refugees and bodies robbed of life
Remind me you see.
when i read of brokenness and pain
these things start to weigh
Remind me you see.
i don’t need to know you hold the end,
but that you stand in the dark and cloudy shadows of grief
i need you to see my co-worker who is fighting disease,
i need you to see my student who is homeless,
i need you to see my unbelief
Remind me, Oh Lord, that your goodness
is longer than a fleeting moment
Spirit, my soul is overwhelmed with the brokenness of this earth
sometimes the curse just runs too deep
when your easy yolk cannot be found,
remind me, you still see.
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