Deep Desires

Red Tent Living

A few months ago, my Pastor gave me Reinhold Niebuhr’s version of the Serenity Prayer, and I have been praying it every day since. One line that continually catches my attention is, “…taking this world as it is, not as I would have it.”

Talking with a friend the other night, she was expressing her desire for a romantic relationship. She wants to be married, and she has wanted that for a long time. But marriage has not happened. Sometimes, long-held, unfulfilled desires can be the most challenging in terms of acceptance.

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2 thoughts on “Deep Desires

  1. jamesrneal

    Letting go of what I thought my life should be and opening myself to God designed it to he has been the hardest lesson I’ve tried to learn since I was medically retired from the Navy in 2005. I wasted a lot of time fighting that lesson, and it’s a work in progress. Thanks for your post (I may expand this into one of my own). Have a great Sunday!

    1. Madeline Bialecki Post author

      Thank you, James. Acceptance and surrender are, for me, two of the most challenging aspects of my journey with God. Even though I know that acceptance and surrender are the roads to freedom. Blessings on the journey.


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