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My Long Relationship with Stillness

Bring to me the stillness, Lord, that yesterday I dread

So many years spent cursing quiet, being stuck in my own head

Berating and abusing the one I should be lifting up

How’d I end up in that dark place, who handed me this cup?

Ripped and shredded, I reached within

He trimmed and smoothed all those doubts that caused sin

So much crying and fighting, the need to cling tight

But in the stillness He “came for me”, “never gave up” the fight

For so long all I had seen was the unwanted burden

But He saw his “daughter” and “wept for her hurting”

Gently and calmly He showed me His truth

By using the Bible as living proof

“Fearfully and wonderfully” is how you’ve been made

“Plans to prosper” your life have already been laid

Chosen and “woven in my mother’s womb”

You loved me so much you laid in that tomb

So, who am I to doubt the “beauty you see”

You “pulled me out of my darkness” and you “held me”

“Worked everything for my good” and gave me “purpose”

Told me I was “chosen” and “loved forever”

Who am I to deny this beautiful treasure

The stillness though seemingly extremely painful

Taught me to trust and how to be faithful

Trusting in the One who created this heart

No longer listening to words wishing to tear it apart

Stillness is beauty, this I found true

Once you embrace it, you find the real you

Not the person that they’ve convinced me to be

But the one that God…wants everyone to see

 

 

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Tina Kachmar

Tina Kachmar

Mom to three, Grammy to one. Divorcee’. Exasperating God since 1972.

Lover of all things Jesus. Coffee. Wine. Dessert. Not necessarily in that order.

Philadelphia Eagles, baby!! Fair weather cycle rider.Reformed “mean girl” stumbling her way to joy.
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5 Comments

  1. Rebecca Preston on February 28, 2018 at 6:49 AM

    Beautiful, Tina!

  2. Sarah on February 28, 2018 at 8:38 AM

    Should be put to music. Thanks for sharing such a work of art.

  3. Natalie Liounis on February 28, 2018 at 9:54 AM

    Ah, poetry is so refreshing! Thank you for your words this morning.

  4. Jen on March 1, 2018 at 1:29 PM

    This is really such a beautiful poem, Tina. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  5. Diane on March 5, 2018 at 11:01 AM

    ‘Stillness is beauty, this I found true

    Once you embrace it, you find the real you’

    Absolutely stunning picture of God’s grace. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.

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