hope and a future





in you O Lord I rest and confidentially trust.

not because i have it all figured out,
but because i don't

not because i understand you,
but because i love you.

we crave to understand and get our heads
and hands
around it all,

but oh man, isn't love so much greater?
can i just rise to the rooftops and shout to the stars that i

that i don't want to
understand.
for it is not the longing of my spirit.

i don't want to understand
i want to be overwhelmed.


oh, God, for I know your plans for me,
that they are plans to prosper me and not to harm me,
plans to awaken me each day with hope
and to leave me staring
wonder-struck
into the divine future you have for me.

i don't need to understand everything you have said,
only to trust that you are love so deep,
and that you know what is best for me
faaaar better than I ever ever could.

that you are an ocean.
that i am your little ocean,
learning to rise and crash with
your sacred rhythm

Papa, take away from me every worry,
every ache,
every storm in my head that says
i must understand

i must know.

no, haha. noooo. thank you that you have not given me a spirit that i should
fear. but
but one of power,
and of love,
and of a sound mind.

a mind that is at rest in you.
a mind sleeping in the boat,
when the seas are chaos and storms.

O, Father. my spirit, my heart, ever etched in the poetry of your breath,
it was made for love. Love, love, love,

wonder. hope. future.

my longing is not to know you,
but to love you,
and love you,
and love you.

oh, Papa, teach me to dance.
teach me to dance like you.







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32 people commented on this post.

  1. why do your words hurt my body

    "that you are an ocean.
    that i am your little ocean"


    *eats this whole post because ouch*
    <333333333333333333333333333333

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  2. I nearly cried. I have no words beyond that I needed to hear this today.
    oh, Papa, teach me to dance.
    teach me to dance like you.


    thank you. <3

    audrey caylin

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    1. Oh man, you have no idea how much your comment fills me with joy, Audrey.

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  3. love. little oceans. not understanding. more love. and calling God 'Papa' - that's what I call my dad, so that makes it all the more special. wooow. love this post so much. thank you. <3

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    1. That is so beautiful, Andrea. I am so so blessed that this could mean something to you. <3

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  4. YESSSSSSSSSSSS YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. THIS IS IT. THIS IS ALL IT. *screams* this is the only thing worth living for. x

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    1. the hope of glory glory glory <3 thank youuu Adelaide

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  5. wow yessss yess yesss.
    THIS HURTS SOOO BAD
    LOVE THIS<3<3<3

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  6. BEAUTIFUL. And those pictures are absolutely breathtaking!

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  7. Beautiful photography and beautiful words! I love that last part...

    oh, Papa, teach me to dance.
    teach me to dance like you.

    Micaiah
    www.notebooksandnovels.com

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    1. thank you for your sweet words, Micaiah. I am glad it could bless you (:

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  8. "but oh man, isn't love so much greater?
    can i just rise to the rooftops and shout to the stars"
    <<perfection <3 <3
    This is incredible, Katie. Your words are so beautiful. I am just speechless every time I read one of your poems. <3

    Sophy

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    1. Sophy, thank you so much...You have no idea how much that means to me. God bless you!

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  9. "oh, Papa, teach me to dance.
    teach me to dance like you."

    Kate, you will forever be my favorite writer. <3 You make my heart ache in the most wonderful way.

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    1. Grace aaaannneee omg :') your comment just filled my heart brimming with joy. Love you girl!

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  10. Man, this is the cry of my heart right now. Your words are poetry and power and I am so grateful for them! This post is literally everything I needed. Not to understand Him, but to love Him. That is EXACTLY where I am at today. I can't possibly know everything. But I just want to be held by the Lord and dance with Him. Thank you for this!!

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    1. Oh it is the cry of my own heart too, and it fills me brimming with joy that it could mean something to you, Erin. :') thank you

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  11. HIT ME IN THE FEELS AND EVERYTHING ELSE WOW.

    Just..thank you Katie. <3

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    1. Dude. Thank YOU. <3 your words mean a lot

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  12. I've read through this three times now (or is it four?) and all I can think to say is wow and amen. Especially this: i don't want to understand
    i want to be overwhelmed.


    This must be my favouritest of your posts ever. xx

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    1. Oh my goodness. Jessica your comment blessed me so much. Made my day. Thank you, girl. <3 God bless you

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  13. thankyouthankyouthankyou times a million for this I NEED THIS WRITTEN EVERYWHERE IN MY LIFE <3333

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    1. Ohmaaaannn <3 thank you so much Liv *huggggss*

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  14. OH BOY THIS IS HECKIN RAD

    CAN WE MAYBE JUST LIKE YA KNOW TAKE A GREAT BIG OLE ROADTRIP TOGETHER SOMETIME because yeah.


    Randy Abby
    WAKE ME UP Blog

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    1. a road trip sounds flippin fabulous. <3 thank you so much, Randy Abby

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  15. Yes Yes YES! My soul needed this.
    "I don't want to understand
    I want to be overwhelmed"

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