Hidden Beneath

Concealed from sight, yet felt in every part of your soul and life, but it’s hidden beneath.

Not knowing where to start, the best course of action is to push it down, way down, so that it remains hidden beneath.

More time, more effort, more denial of it all saps you of hope for today, not to mention for tomorrow. Desperation chokes the words in your throat and so it all remains hidden beneath.

A flicker of light has reached you with these words meant to draw you from the spiraling cycle of defeat. Running in a circle and entrapped by so much pain, unable to choose wisely, left without trust in yourself to arrange your life like you once envisioned it so many years ago. Now you feel hidden beneath.

The only light of hope was cloaked in deceit and caused you to know the chaos of abuse. Even though rationalizing and justifying unacceptable behavior has, up to now, kept it hidden beneath, still you weep.

The light of only one who is filled with perfect love is able to make you whole with His great peace. He did it with me, and He can do it with you, if you choose. He isn’t in a program, an organization, or a formula of success, although these things can support the desire to be free from misery.

He is in His book, the Bible.

He is in your words of clemency to Him.

He is in the soft words of thankfulness you sing or say to Him because He is listening.

He is in the spontaneous moments of peace that overcome you, without explanation.

When you seek Him, you will find Him in the Bible, in words that are perfectly crafted for all who are tired of keeping it all hidden beneath.

When you seek him as the only source, the only one who can set you free in your mind, soul, and spirit, over time, you will know there is no longer anything that can remain...

 Hidden Beneath

Isaiah 54:4 (AMPC) Fear not, for you shall not be ashamed; neither be confounded and depressed, for you shall not be put to shame. For you shall forget the shame of your youth, and you shall not [seriously] remember the reproach of your widowhood any more.