When I look and the water is swirling around my feet
Creeping up my ankles and licking my calves
I just want to know that you’re in the water with me.
Sometimes the best said words are spoken with hands
And the sweetest sound is a silent smile.
When I feel like I’m in up to my elbows
And the dirt and grime of life is so thick I can’t see my own skin
I just want to know that I’m not the only one who gets dirty.
Sometimes the strength to power through comes from seeing another in the trenches
And feeling beautiful beneath the grime.
When all I hear is the silent screaming of my own voice
Mocking me with my inadequacies and shortcomings
I just want to know that you hear them too.
Sometimes the faith to believe truth begins with recognizing lies
And hope held tight that I really do matter.
When I feel surrounded on all sides like the world is caving in
And the clock clicks a vise tighter around my neck
I just want to know that you’ve felt it too and survived.
Sometimes the will to hold on comes from taking my eyes off myself
And seeing grace grounded deep within.
When I cannot understand where to be or where to go
And my fears threaten to run away with my faith
I just want to know that you’ll stay.
Sometimes the choice to believe is more desperation than nobility
And words wrapped in tears are beautiful too.
When I need to feel something other than jagged
And I cannot find the truth on my own
I just want to feel you next to me.
Sometimes just being worth the effort encourages
And peace pulses through the dark.
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