Monday, May 12, 2008


Why does my soul resist You?
I struggle and I strive,
My heart longs to be with You,
And then my mind denies.

The longer that I stray,
The harder it becomes to return,
Just how long will it take,
For my mind to learn?

Life apart from You is lonely,
Purpose impossible to find,
Again I need to commit to You,
My soul, my strength, my mind.

No longer deny my thirst for You,
Submit to the desperation inside,
Surrender again to Your love for me,
In Your presence choose to reside.

Hope begins to rise up again there,
Renewal of my of my mind and my heart,
Strength begins to rise again,
And my journey with you finds a new start.

Diana DePriest
May 12, 2008