The Longing


Psalm 63:1
New Living Translation (NLT)

1 O God, you are my God;
I earnestly search for you.
My soul thirsts for you;
my whole body longs for you
in this parched and weary land
where there is no water.


Somewhere deep inside my soul
A yearning was always there,
It whispered to me when I woke,
I answered in my prayers,

It was never really clear just what
I was hoping that I would find,
Something just seemed to be missing
Or something was left behind,

I looked for it at every turn,
I listened to every sound,
But though I tried my very best
That something could not be found,

At times I plead with all my heart,
At times I shook my fist at the sky,
At times I simply bowed my head,
At times I wished that I could die,

Then one day I just gave up,
Laid down my silly pride,
Then You whispered softly
“My son, why do you cry?”

That Voice was all I needed,
It was why I’d searched so long,
It gave a meaning to my life
And a reason to belong.

©2018 by William Pierce


Though we gaze upon the stars and the galaxies, though we look upon the beauty of the mountains and the flowers of the spring. Though we love and are loved here upon the Earth, we will long for You. There is nothing else that will truly satisfy.

8 thoughts on “The Longing

      • I used to write very dark poetry as a teen and young adult. Then life happened for a long time. About seven years ago I got to writing prayers for individuals I knew or heard about. I’ve probably written at least four to five thousand in the last seven years. My wife got me to start blogging a little over a year ago. While I just can’t not write about the Gospel, I find I’m writing a little more about the human condition through poems nowadays. I’m glad when people like them, but to tell the truth, I’d have to write them even if they didn’t.

        Sorry for going on and on. Thanks for asking.

        May you find yourself in such a condition about something you love doing and may you always be “in His embrace”.

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      • You fit Confucius’ definition of a true gentleman – one who does right because it is the right thing to do, not because they hope anyone will notice it. Thank you for your blessings, and the blessings you have prayed for so many!

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