Life often feels like a barrier between God and me.
The distractions that battle for my attention block my view of Jesus.
Even though His Spirit is always here with me,
within me, so close to me …
I often cannot see Him or feel His presence.
Life is ever hungry, craving every thought.
Yet I’m hungry too.
I hunger and thirst for Jesus,
for a sense of His companionship,
I’m sometimes torn in two.
Part of me despises life and it’s struggle for my full attention,
it’s battle against my love of Jesus.
But the other part of me is so grateful for life.
I cannot fully appreciate something unless I’ve first lived without it.
Yes, for now life is a barrier between God and me.
But when that barrier is gone, and my fuzzy view of Jesus comes into bright focus,
my heart will burst with love and gratitude.
And my dammed up tears of joy will finally flow as a river.
This mortal life and all it’s struggles,
will help me appreciate life with God so much more.