Problem looming, awkward and heavy
Thoughts upturning, spilling and staining
Emotions surging, turbulent and shifting
Character evanescent, evaporating and ephemeral
Dilemma hovering, damp and stagnant
Reflection contaminated, smeared and blackened
Passion despairing, angry and despondent
I fix my eye
Fleshliness stilled, hushed and silenced
Mountain diminished, overshadowed and relative
Understanding broadened, swelling and spreading
Hope returning, slowly and silently
Determination rebounding, steadily and progressively
We pray although we know not how.
He intends to pass by, but we reach out
Grappling, wrestling and will not let go.
We pray because we can do no else.
He desires our depth, but we comprehend not
Arms flailing, hands clawing, heart pounding,
We pour out our souls and find it messy beyond belief.
Yet, our perseverance is accredited to us as faith.
Our propinquity with Him, regardless of our emotion —
Our presence proves our persistence.
And with this He is pleased.
Photography by Sara Jeng Grewar. Follow her on Instagram.