Creative Work


Alina Kanaski, 24

I want you in my life, God.
I need you.
But I don’t know how
to do this strange relationship.
If you were human,
you’d have been driven away long ago
by my avoidance,
my stubbornness.

But you are faithful.
You are my rock,
my song,
my savior.
You are faithful, forever faithful.

I cling to those promises
when you seem distant.
When I am afraid,
you are always here, beside me.

That knowledge hasn’t changed my fear
nor my shame.
But someday it will.
For now,
you sit with me in my pain,
and it is enough.
Praise the Lord!


PRAYER: God, you promise a time without crying or pain. Sit with us now, in our distress, as a sign of your coming kingdom. Amen.

—from devozine (March/April 2016). Copyright © 2016 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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