I Don't Like the Way He Shows Up and Hides

All this is proceeding along lines planned all along by God and then executed in Christ Jesus. When we trust in him, we’re free to say whatever needs to be said, bold to go wherever we need to go. So don’t let my present trouble on your behalf get you down. Be proud!- Ephesians 3:11-13 MSG

I DON'T LIKE THE WAY HE SHOWS UP AND HIDES

I don’t like the way he shows up and hides,

I don’t like what it does to me inside;

I don’t like where he goes and what he does,

it only makes me cower and cry;

I don’t like the company he keeps, the way they talk and where they sleep,

I don’t like it when it is so cheap;

I don’t like the words and what they do,

it only makes me feel sorry for me and for you.

Is this discipline or is it fear?

Where has the love gone out of here?

I don’t like when we fight and when we disagree,

I don’t like what it does to him and to me;

I don’t like the lying and the stealing,

it only makes me fear the padded walls and ceiling;

I don’t like the smoke, the damage it does deep down inside,

I don’t like how it makes me want to hide;

I don’t like how this all has spread so far,

it only makes me want to be the guard.

Is this walking or is it pride?

Why has the love gone out of here?

Where are you Jesus when I call out your name,

My trust is so small I only feel shame;

The path we are on only seems to get narrow,

And when we are done there will be nothing at all;

I’m hurting inside and am afraid to cry out,

Because all I hear is an angry shout.

Is this the struggle or is it just hiding?

How has the love gone out of here?

I don’t like the way he shows up and hides,

I don’t like what it does to me inside.

GOD'S RESPONSE

I don’t like the way you show up and hide,

I don’t like what it does to you inside;

I don’t like where you go and what you do,

but it doesn’t change who you are and I still love you too;

I don’t like the company you keep, the way you talk and where you sleep,

but you are My child and I’ll be there no matter how deep;

I don’t like the words and what you do,

but it makes Me know how much more to love you through.

Is this discipline or is it fear?

No, it is love unconditional drawing you near.

I don’t like when we fight and when we disagree,

I don’t like what it does between you and me;

I don’t like the lying and the stealing,

but, it doesn’t change My love or My feeling;

I don’t like the smoke, the damage it does deep down inside,

But it doesn’t mean I will ever hide;

I don’t like how this all has spread so far,

But, I know in the end it will not leave a scar.

Is this walking or is it pride?

No, it is the love deep down inside.

You call out My name, but cannot see My face,

There is no shame, there is only love and grace;

The path you are on only seems to get narrow,

But when it’s all done there will be much more than a furrow;

You’re hurting inside and afraid to cry out,

I know, I’m here and there’s no need to doubt.

Is this the struggle or is it just hiding?

It is My love calling you to abiding.

I don’t like the way you show up and hide,

I don’t like what it does to you inside.

Thank you for listening.