Swinging, Swinging, never-ending.
         Always back and forth. South and north,
Going, going, fasting, slowing,
         Swinging, Swinging, it never ends.

Tick-tock, tick-tock, the ticking clock,
         Never stops, going till it drops.
Slipping, Slipping through my fingers,
         Tick-tock, tick-tock, please stop the clock.

Up, down, up down, we all fall down.
        Building, falling, building, failing.
Why get up just to drown in down,
        Down. up, down, down, I’m drowning down.

STOP!

        Please just stop this madness, this race.
        We all want comfort, to not hurt.
        But why does it get worse and worse?
        How do I stop this pendulum…

Swinging, Swinging, never-ending.

“Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep.”

Psalms 127:1-2 NKJV

REAL TALK:

For those in you stuck in addictive cycles, whatever it may be (people, money, food, escape, etc.), you’re not alone. We’re all searching for a balance, for a place that is comfortable and doesn’t hurt. But, without help or without God, it’s not possible. Because even if you quit one addiction, there’s another filling its place. God wants to give us things. Purpose, responsibility, rest, an anchor of love. He wants to give us all of that and more. We just have to go to Him, ready to drop that clock, get ready to stop swinging. Your body will have to get used to the new stable ground, you might want to go back to swinging because your body is used to that. When that feeling comes, hold onto God, those friends and loved ones who hold you accountable, tighter. You’ll get through it, you’ll learn, and with God, you’ll stand stable and strong once again.

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