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While on a blogging hiatus, I’m honored to feature Jeremy again on the blog with a very timely piece. If you haven’t done so, connect with Jeremy on Twitter &  read his blog here.

Do you ever have those moments when your heart is heavy?  When you don’t know quite what to say about your heart or what to think about it anymore?

It seems as if my heart calls out for something more, something beyond what I can see or feel.  There is a yearning that can be captured through the great poets of humanity.  For me it is an aching that is captured in the cries of hope amid uncertainty from the psalmist, and in the haunting lyrics of Mumford & Sons or U2.

While some might be able to thrive in periods of uncertainty, I find myself on the knees of my soul, seeking out the lamp that will light my way.  I find myself in a place of mirrors, asking how long?  How long until he points to a clear path.

When I find that my heart aches and I don’t know what to say, I cling to the prayers of those who have gone before me.  I cling to the wisdom of those who were pilgrim travelers along a barren way.  For now, I cling to the promise that Paul reminded the church in Rome saying

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Friends, let’s tie our lives to this hope when our hearts ache.

But I will hold on, I will hold on hope

Oh, I will hold on, I will hold on hope

Oh, I will hold on, I will hold on hope

I will hold on, I will hold on hope

I will hold on, I will hold on

-Mumford & Sons – Thistle & Weeds

7c9b81fd108ed6759a3bfc5517cb7068Jeremy is a twenty-something husband, father to a beautiful daughter, and recent graduate student living the dream in the O.C. A soon to be transplant to San Francisco, I work as youth mentor and help them think through big questions of life. Christ-follower. Political junkie. History nerd. Book enthusiast. Stand-up desk guy. Dark beer and robust coffee lover.

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