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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Should be put to music. Thanks for sharing such a work of art.
Ah, poetry is so refreshing! Thank you for your words this morning.
This is really such a beautiful poem, Tina. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
‘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.