ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Poem: I hunger for You, Yashua!

Updated on September 23, 2013

Hunger!

Have you ever experience hunger? I mean real hunger!

I was serving in the South African army for two years and during that time we were experiencing real hunger.

For days we did not sleep nor eat. We were in the bush, kilometers from civilization and our food had run out. You came to a place of desperation and would eat any thing you could find to eat.

I told myself that I would never come to such place again in my life, if it was in my hands.

Hunger is one of the most horrifying experiences you could have. Imagine no food for days.

Even worse, when hunger becomes your enemy, it starts to kill you slowly, day by day, moment.

Then I met Jesus and became hungry for Him. I now have the same hunger in my soul!

Here is a look into my most inner longing that can only be satisfied by His Spirit.

I hunger for You Lord.

My being hungers for you

Every thought lingers on You

Hunger pains slowly eating me

The thought of death, easing me

.

Every nerve, every pain, a step closer

Home coming into Your arms I'll be

Hunger no more an enemy,

to beat a constant pain of death

.

My hunger much more than this pain

The thought lingers on nourishment

You will satisfy all my needs, You said

A promise I will never forget

.

Weak and dying, Almost unhearing

I call you Name, Yeshua, Yeshua,

Please give me a hand, I am ready

Slowly bending to the earth, to die

.

Softly and kindly You come, gently lifting me

Your Hunger is satisfied, my precious one

never remember this Hunger again,

Perfect you will be, come in and see

.

Pain is gone my Lord, hunger no more

I am whole, perfect in my youth

My skin so clean, so radiant, so white

This new robe made for me, so pure

.

Drink from the river and eat from life’s tree

Suffering never named in this place again

Abundance is yours forever, pain no more

Loving care is yours, your faith till the end.

.

Be satisfied forever more, He said

No, Lord you are my Hunger

More than my longing for food, so long ago

My longing is for You, satisfied by You. Forever


What hub to read next?

Poem

There is a story in a story and see if you can understand the deeper meaning of the poem.

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image

      Mickey 

      4 years ago

      Thanks for that! It's just the answer I nedeed.

    • profile image

      Elizabeth Cox 

      8 years ago

      It takes a hard soul to turn away when hearing the moans of a dying person. The difficulty comes in when the moans are deafening from the millions of moans all hitting us at the same time for days and months and years without rest. God help us to respond to the horrific things happening around us according to God's heart. Amen.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Such a sad picture! Nice to know that all pain and suffering ends at death and a new better life begins!

    • DavePrice profile image

      DavePrice 

      8 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      Hunger - is it the one true saving grace of mankind? Without it we never find the Source. Amen brother.

    • louisxfourie profile imageAUTHOR

      Louis Fourie 

      8 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

      Yes my friend, this is burning in my heart, starvation is on us and God will be our sustenance, but are we ready?

    • profile image

      exjwlaurie 

      8 years ago

      This is a very thought provoking hub Louis, and it reminded me of Jesus words when Satan tried to tempt him, as Jesus fasted: "Man does not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God." Matt 4:4

      One day very soon, hunger and starvation of the physical nature will be gone from this earth! As will pain, sickness sadness and death. For now--Those who find Christ will be filled with the manna from heaven to their complete satisfaction. And our Lord looks after our sustenance as we seek him.

      I love your words: "...Lord you are my new hunger, More than my longing for food...My longing is now for You, forever to be satisfied by You.

      AMEN!

      Beautiful offering Louis!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)