Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Less Like Scars

Tomorrow marks six months into my 30th year... What a strange 6 months it's been. A whole lot of changes, but also my life has been stagnent as well. Yeah, I know, it's an oxymoron. I guess I kinda feel like a level... like what a carpenter might use. I'm constantly trying to keep the "bubble" in the middle; whatever that might be. Sometimes I lose my balance and crash. Othertimes, I 'appear' to have it under control. Strangely enough, the times when things are in control are those times when I'm not in control at all. Funny how that works.

OK, I'm physically and mentally exhausted to say anything more... but these lyrics by Sara Groves reminded me of how I'm feeling. Hope you are encouraged by them.


It's been a hard year
But I'm climbing out of the rubble
These lessons are hard
Healing changes are subtle
But every day it's

Less like tearing, more like building
Less like captive, more like willing
Less like breakdown, more like surrender
Less like haunting, more like remember

And I feel you here
And you're picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad situation
But you are able
And in your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars and more like
Character

Less like a prison, more like my room
It's less like a casket, more like a womb
Less like dying, more like transcending
Less like fear, less like an ending

And I feel you here
And you're picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad situation
But you are able
And in your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars

Just a little while ago
I couldn't feel the power or the hope
I couldn't cope, I couldn't feel a thing
Just a little while back
I was desperate, broken, laid out, hoping
You would come

And I need you
And I want you here
And I feel you

And I know you're here
And you're picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad, bad situation
But you are able

And in your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars (x3)

And more like
Character

4 comments:

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StaceyStace said...

I really like the lyrics to this song. Thanks for posting them; I had never really paid attention.

You know, I was lucky...I opted to have my mid-life crisis at 28. I figured if I could go ahead and get it out of the way I would have more time to recuperate. :-)
Of course, I would not recommend my wreckage to anyone! Be very glad if you have a quiet restlessness - mine was explosive.
(just commenting on your
30th year remark)

Okay, not to make light of your struggle...I feel your pain. Most importantly, your Father knows all about it and will use it for good. Keep pressing in to Him.

Poet4Him77 said...

Sorry Jason, I don't know what you're talking about... so logic tells me not to click your link.

Poet4Him77 said...

Stacey, yeah, I love those lyrics too. I actually made a Bible study out of them a few years ago. As I told Emily is another comment post, often song lyrics say everything I want to express. If I can find some time to write, I have some stuff rattling around in my head.

Thanks for your continued encouragement.