Try Rising Above it All

Lyrics from a song way in the past began to circulate in the recesses of my brain until it came to the front so I searched Google for it and read the words. Let me share the words with you, “I can’t count the times, because of me your heart’s been broken and I have seen you hurt because of angry words I’ve spoken But somehow you always knew when I hurt you I never meant to, We keep rising above it all like the sun on wings of morning and the hurt can’t make us fall We keep rising above it all.”

In the last week I have had a few wake-up calls, and if there is something, any thing that I need to make right I want to do it. Sometimes my mouth runs off while my brain gets constipated and says things that “would have been better left unsaid” but maybe we are all guilty of that one.

How have I disappointed myself? All the promises I made to me, getting in better shape, getting more organized, being prepared for things in advance instead of waiting till the last moment, getting more sleep, taking better care of me, as I do for others in my life. If I have disappointed me, what must God think of me?

I have let Him down in so many ways, my attitude gets in my way, hurts I have suffered are allowed to simmer and boil, knowing that if I indulge in the feeling I will be like the thirsting man who goes to the pond knowing it is poisoned, but taking great drafts of it to quench his thirst. In yielding to the temptation of drinking this bitter cup, it is drinking the poison and expecting our enemies to die, it doesn’t happen, we only harm ourselves.

There are questions I can’t answer for myself much less for you, I can’t answer why you can’t make a certain person love you, or why you feel your parent rejected you and your choice of lifestyle. I get a lot of questions concerning parents, siblings, as well as a lover and while I am happy to help if I can and pray for you sometimes it is just a no answer zone. People have a will of their own because God made us that way, that’s what got us into trouble in the first place. Eve had the free choice to eat of the fruit or leave it alone. I have often stated that I wanted to find Eve and blame her for all my ills, but alas, I find that I am Eve, partaking of things that I know will bring me down, and yet expecting all to be well. Brings us back around to judging, doesn’t it?

No amount of wishing can turn back the clock so that we can change one thing we have done, said or thought, it is time to look inward and then upward and say,

Psalm 139:23-24 Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong—then guide me on the road to eternal life.

If you are feeling down, try rising above it all!

3 Replies to “Try Rising Above it All”

  1. Funny… when I saw your post title, I heard a song in my brain too… Different song. Sad song. Makes me cry.

    Crazy Mary by Pearl Jam

    She lived on a curve in the road, in an old tar-paper shack
    On the south side of the town, on the wrong side of the tracks
    Sometimes on the way into town we’d say:
    “Mama, can we stop and give her a ride?”
    Sometimes we did but her hands flew from her side
    Wild eyed, crazy Mary

    Down along the road, past the Parson’s place
    The old blue car we used to race
    Little country store with a sign tacked to the side
    Said “No L-O-I-T-E-are-I-N-G allowed”
    Underneath that sign always congregated quite a crowd

    Take a bottle, drink it down, pass it around
    Take a bottle, drink it down, pass it around
    Take a bottle, drink it down, pass it around

    One night thunder cracked mercy backed outside her windowsill
    Dreamed I was flying high above the trees, over the hills
    Looked down into the house of Mary
    Bare bulb on, newspaper-covered walls, and Mary rising up above it all

    Next morning on the way into town
    Saw some skid marks, and followed them around
    Over the curve, through the fields, into the house of Mary

    That what you fear the most, could meet you halfway
    That what you fear the most, could meet you halfway
    Take a bottle, drink it down, pass it around
    Take a bottle, drink it down, pass it around
    Take a bottle, drink it down, pass it around

    you can find it in you tube at:

    good song….

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    1. Been a long time since I heard that one! Crazy isn’t it ? Drives me nuts sometimes 😇👍🏼❤️


  2. Don’t beet yourself up too hard, most of us are as bad off if not worse, BUT JESUS No song here just thankful!!!!!!!

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