Need has come to bless us once again.
Heaviness and grief descend
to lift our load of self-deceit.
They shine their light to show us just
how vast our insufficiency,
how constant our inconstancy,
how fragile our illusions of well-being and control.
silent whispers from a Friend –
Come and rest in Me again.”
My Lord, I praise You
for the longing of this moment’s need.
Let it remain —
not the need, but the neediness,
the neediness for You.
Let it stretch and spread
through all I think I can and cannot do.
Let it reach for You
and all You are,
for all Your life and love can be in me.
For the plenty of Your presence,
let the hunger,
let the neediness remain.
My grace is sufficient for you,
for my power is made perfect in weakness.
(2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV)