9.10.2014



 I never meant to wither

I wanted to be tall
Like a fool left the river
And watched my branches fall
Old and thirsty, I longed for the flood
To come back around
To the cactus in the valley
That's about to crumble down



And wipe the mark of sadness from my face
Show me that your love will never change
If my yesterday is a disgrace
Tell me that you still recall my name



So, the storm finally found me
And left me in the dark
In the cloud around me
I don't know where you are
If this whole world goes up in arms
All I can do is stand
And I won't fight for anyone
Until you move my hand



And wipe the mark of madness from my face
Show me that your love will never change
If my yesterday is a disgrace
Tell me that you still recall my name



Oh, here
In the shadow
Here I am
And I need someone by my side
It becomes so
Hard to stand
And I keep trying to dry my eyes
Come and find me
In the valley


cactus in the valley// LIGHTS. 
theme song of the day. 

cause some days are overwhelming, and sometimes you're just dry; and it's ok. it's healthy to look for beauty, it's healthy to find things to be grateful for. but it's not healthy to equate "sad" with "depression" like our culture so often does. it's not human to deny the full spectrum of emotions. sometimes, life is hard & mundane all at once. sometimes our friends are picking up pieces after a shattering. and we share in their grief. it's healthy to admit sadness is part of the fall and part of this earth and not deny it or fake happy. (choosing joy & "happy" are vastly different things ya'll) it's real. our hearts & minds? they're complicated. after all, look at our physical bodies & all the complexity God designed them with...we're created in the image of a mighty, wondrousinfinite God. God--how can we expect our minds & hearts to be simple?  


1 comment:

Abi said...

amen.