How many times must I walk around this mountain
of waiting on You for what sometimes seems
like my very next breath.
Knowing the things that I want…
but watching as life unfolds
and You give me above and beyond what I could imagine,
but never what I expect or had asked for.
That my soul would learn to rest
not in understanding or even anticipating
but instead trusting Your great love for me.
To know that no matter what
if I lay yielded to Your hand,
I will always be able to rest
in the shelter of Your Almighty wings over me.
Oh, that I would abide there,
stay there, live there.
And not even for a moment
peek my head outside of Your covering.