Have you lost the love for God you once did feel and share?
You cry out, “Oh, God, why don’t You hear my prayer?
Why are You no longer there?”
Tears have fallen through the dark night of your soul
He doesn’t hear you when to Him you go
Your life is in a mess
So filled with daily stress
To do lists and that deadline
These words to Him you cry
Father, when I have no time
how can I to Your spirit fly?
I can’t juggle all the demands anymore
The many expectations of me
Both career and family
I’m so filled with wounds within
Why don’t You my broken spirit see?
Why can’t You take all these burdens away?
I’m ready to quit on life
There’s no joy within
I shout out, “Why aren’t You there?
Why do You no longer care?”
Then, in my tears I hear God say to me
“My child, I never stopped loving you
But you stopped loving Me
Blamed Me for all that’s wrong in your life
You are the one who turned away from Me
Do you remember when you first accepted my Son
A new life in you did begin
You feel cleansing from all your sin
Peace that passes all human understanding is within
The demands are still there
But because you take all your cares to Me
the burdens are lighter
Remember when this you did see?
Then, you are promoted with more responsibility
You begin to make bargains with Me
From the 20 minutes with Me you did spend
You go down to 15, 10, 5 then 3
Each day with Me less time you spend
until one day you failed to see
You no longer have any time for Me
You grow richer and richer
Your spirit is starving
Poorer and poorer within you are
From Me now you are afar
Then, you say you have no energy for the day
Your joy has gone away
I so want you to come back to Me again
For you to feel beautiful cleansing from all sin
Cast all your tears upon Me
From your heavy yoke I’ll set you free
You’ll feel zest for life beat again within your heart
A new life within you will start
You’ll feel and know again I’m the great Thou art
The calling you lost can begin again
if you would just say these three words
I need You.”
Kevin Osborne is training to become a minister, psychotherapist and chaplain through St. James the Elder Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida. He and his wife, Karen, plan to open a counselling practice. Karen is taking graduate divinity studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Kevin is planning on taking additional graduate studies there. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada.
Our greatest calling is to be servants of our Lord wherever He calls us to go.