So Absolutely Clear

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Don’t surrender your loneliness
So quickly.
Let it cut more deep.

Let it ferment and season you
As few human
Or even divine ingredients can.

Something missing in my heart tonight
Has made my eyes so soft,
My voice
So tender,

My need of God
Absolutely
Clear.
~Hafez, 14th century Persian poet

 

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photo by Nate Gibson

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When my heart clenches with sadness,
when my thinking is muddled with stress and doubting,
when I can’t focus on what is right before me because tears cloud my vision,
I remember one thing remains absolutely clear in the mist and midst of the fog:

I have need for God and I too am softened in my neediness.

 

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2 thoughts on “So Absolutely Clear

  1. Oh, Emily, I too have a deep need for God and for His love and caring in my life. I fear what my life would have been like had I not been graced to admit that sentiment. I think that expressing that to Him and then, openly to others, began my true journey with Him so many years ago. How beautiful and exhilarating to see that admission expressed in humility and in love as you have done here.
    Thank you….

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