The Unrested Heart

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My heart has no rest

 

My mind is full of doubt

not of You entirely

but of me

but of those around me

are we strong enough to do your will?

are we willing to stay the course?

 

My will wavers

day by day my resolve weakens

how much longer can I wait?

I need your help to stand strong

 

My emotions are a wreck

on the outside I may not show them

but I am worried

I am concerned

I am terrified

I doubt

 

And yet I know that my only hope is the One who gives hope to the hopeless

yet He lingers

I don’t know why, but He lingers

maybe to let my conviction steep completely

maybe the new wine of my faith needs to ferment

 

Yet my heart has no rest

 

Maybe it is only the unrested heart that seeks You

the unrested heart longs for Your justice

the unrested heart believes in Your goodness, for good reason

the unrested heart knows the security of Your love

the unrested heart sees You

 

God, if it is the unrested heart that sees You, may my heart never rest again

 

Teach me Your ways oh God that may seek You and find You all the days of my life

 

It is You that I seek to know

It is You that I seek to please

It is You that I seek to serve

 

Teach me to yield my unrested heart!

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