By Gary Bertnick
Adrift in a sea of sad and sorry frustrations
A ship full of desires and expectations dreamed of
Seeking to fulfill the many inner needs
What the soul strives for
Perfection that must be at hand,
But is not here or there, or anywhere
No peace to be found;
Hands and heart reach out
Legs and feet run as fast as possible
But always fall short,
Longing to be better and better, the best
Even severe competition with others, and within your “self”,
The burning need to take hold of a finish line
That always moves away!
Nerves are strained in a turbulent sea
The mind pulses with thoughts as stormy winds
Our brain throbs, aches with stress after stress
The impossible perfection the only reality sought
Yet, plagues as a river roar through.
Human nature seeks perfection as a hunger and thirst
What should be experienced, but is not
Human effort alone always fails
Leaving desperation and depression behind!
Then, a gentle Word is heard at last, kind Words of caring
A surprise Name is spoken in a “still small voice”
Calming touches from another place brings sudden comfort;
A refuge and rest from “self” and this world
This deep ocean that swallows whole, and drowns.
Holy Spirit revelation of a new Life given in Messiah
Yeshua’s reality becomes Light seen in my belief
The only Perfect One to walk the Earth
Who draws us to His side by this Grace in Truth
Then to find our life’s treasure in His Living Words
Our needed perfection shown and given freely
Made known and anchored in Him alone!
Inner Peace, rest and trust live in our heart and soul
Eternal perfection in life through His heavenly Love
As we now walk hand in hand in child-like innocence
Spirit power to fully live in abundance,
We “aim for perfection” through supernatural faith!