I hear nothing but the ringing in my ears.
I try to tune it out,
yet it gets louder & louder
as I STRIVE not to hear it.
It will drive me nutty if I keep
TRYING not to hear it,
because I am focusing too hard
on what I am STRIVING & TRYING not to hear.
TRYING & STRIVING to get rid of something
that I have no power over,
Oh how I TRY & STRIVE without even trying
as it is just being human.
Oh how I wish this human side wouldn't be so human
& would just
to TRY so hard
to do the impossible.
Tears fill my eyes as I write this
as I hear a soft whisper
TRYING to speak to me~.
"CEASE STRIVING and know that I am GOD" (Psalm 46:10).
Am I so focused on the things that I can't change
that even the ringing in my ears is drowning out the soft whisper
of GOD who is
always pursuing me
always pursuing you
HE is GOD~
Who is the only ONE who can drown out
not only the ringing in my ears
but all things that are TRYING to steal
in the silence
of HIS PRESENCE
so that HE can just BE
EVERYTHING that I need in the moment?
Tears are really filling not only my eyes but my whole being
as HIS SON is now calling me
in the same way HE IS calling you
with open arms~
"Then JESUS said, 'COME TO ME, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you,
because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light" (Matthew 11:28-30).
"COME TO ME"
Is it really that simple to do in spite of the ringing and ________
STRIVING to get all of my attention
or ________ that STRIVES to get all of your attention?
BECAUSE GOD never stops STRIVING to get all of my attention or to get all of your attention
as HE gently whispers to us in the midst of the ringing, in the midst of _______~
"Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil" (Psalm 4:25-27).
Maybe just maybe
HIS WHISPERS do drown out the ringing and the ___________
because HIS WHISPERS
are all we need to hear & are all we do hear
enter into HIS embrace
and "COME" and "CEASE STRIVING"
Oh the ringing is now gone
and the _________ lost its power
is all I hear
in this moment
& in every moment
when I am
and when you are
"STILL" (listen to the song)