Longing for Completion

I keep drinking, eating, stuffing myself
and yet I can never get enough
I clean out the junk I buried inside my heart
only to find
that there is nothing there
just emptiness and this hunger burning inside
eating me away

There is a gap in my life
a void in my heart that cannot be filled
an unsatiable hunger for more in life
because this cannot be
it
there has to be something
deeper
higher
richer

There is this feeling of discontent and unhappiness
lingering in the back of my mind
and in the depths of my soul
silenced by busyness most of the time
but once in a while it rears its ugly head
and reminds me how needy I really am

There is this idea of being incomplete and unfinished
there is still so much learning and growing to do
so much more transformative work
to be done within and around me

There is this still conviction
this silent prayer
that one day
all hunger will be filled
and my soul will
finally
be
complete

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”

C.S. Lewis


Writing for Five Minute Friday today.

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People Lover. Writer.

11 thoughts on “Longing for Completion”

  1. Katha, this is great.

    One of the things I deal with in terminal cancer is a thirst that’s just not quenchable; it’s so utterly painful, and heartbreaking as a physical symptom.

    But there is a completeness offered here, in accepting it as necessary for the witness to God’s Love and Mercy; when I do this, and take the empty cup, without resentment, I can transcend the pain and find a completeness in faith.

    1. I guess your suffering gives you a new perspective on things, you can maybe already see/feel/taste a bit of what awaits us all? Full completion. Final freedom. This is a perspective we can’t develop intellectually, it has to happen to us, I suppose. Thanks for showing up so faithfully, Andrew!

  2. “that one day
    all hunger will be filled”

    I came to this conclusion as well when I was writing on this week’s prompt. Completeness finds itself in both the now and not yet. FMF12

  3. Beautiful, Katha. Thank you for sharing. Our ladies Bible study group is working through the Beatitudes from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, and your post reminded me of Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” May the Bread of Life and the Living Water quench your hunger and thirst now and always. xx

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