Pause + Pray

Like a Deer Who is Longing

woman raising her hands.


Reflect on the opening of Psalm 42, “As the deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for you.” What do you picture when you read these lines? 


Today I recognize the beauty: 
the truth that I am like the deer.
And instead of waiting to be filled
I accept that  longing 
flows through all seeking. 
If I stay in this moment
and let go of fulfillment as a goal, 
I feel the peace of embracing 
the yearning itself as a 
precious part of who I am.


Today, let yourself stop striving so hard.  God knows your heart, and will find you.

Maureen O'Brien

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