I wrestle with a purpose
that doesn’t match my plan.
In all that’s overwhelming,
I find it hard to stand.
I’m not the wealthy,
not the poor.
I’ve deep desires.
I long for more.
And many children, full of need
To guide with words and hope they’ll heed.
Steadfast love is my desire.
Help me through this trial by fire.
Bring knowledge, patience, honesty.
With rest and wisdom, visit me.
~longings from Proverbs 19~