Ive got to talk to somebody, God.
Im worried, Im unhappy. I feel inadequate so often, hopeless, defeated, afraid.
Or again Im so filled with delight I want to run into the streets proclaiming, Stop, world, listen! Hear this wonderful thing.
But nobody pauses to listen, out there or here- here in the very house where I live. Even those closest to me are so busy, so absorbed in their own concerns.
They nod and murmur and make an effort to share it, but they cant; I know they cant before they begin.
There are all these walls between us- husband and wife, parent and child, neighbor and neighbor, friend and friend.
Walls of self. Walls of silence. Even walls of words.
For even when they try to talk to each other new walls begin to rise. We camouflage, we hold back, we make ourselves sound better than we really are. Or we are shocked and hurt by what is revealed. Or we sit privately in judgement, criticizing even when we pretend to agree.
But with You, Lord, there are no walls.
You, who made me, know my deepest emotions, my most secret thoughts. You know the good of me, you already understand.
Why, then, do I turn to You?
Because as I talk to You my disappointments are erased, my joys are enhanced. I find solutions to my problems, or the strength to endure what I must.
From Your perfect understanding I receive understanding for my own lifes needs.
Thank You that I can always turn to You. Ive got to talk to somebody, God.
(Bible quotes are added)
Matthew 11: 28-30
(28)Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.(29) Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.(30) For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Taken from the book: Ive Got to Talk to Talk to Somebody, God by Marjorie Holmes