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I'm Doing The Best I Can - The Persistent Witness

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Uploaded on Jan 24, 2012

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Hope this blesses you as much as the process of making it has blessed me :) Feel free to share it! Inspiration from the Holy Spirit, background music done by Robert J P Oberg and video editing done by my good buddy Justin Bartram.

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Here's all the words!
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I'm doin the best I can but it's not enough cuz all I have are feeble hands from a cowardly man, and everything I love turns to dust when I try to pick it up. I just want to look close enough to be able to say I gave it my all before I'm forced to watch it fall and blend with the earth never to re birth

I'm doin the best I can but I'm so imperfect and I'm payin for it, my temple lays in ruins, the guards are nowhere to be found and all I want to do is tear it further down, all my hands Are good for is ruin, I'm a devastator not a man but IM DOIN THE BEST I CAN!!

Tremble in fear if it's me God sends to you cuz I'll make just as much of a mess with what I'm blessed with as I did with what was vested in me. There is a fire shut up in my bones and I can't seem to keep it under control and its burning us all to the ground so thoroughly that not even ash can be found. Please speak to me God, whisper to my spirit the love only you can show cuz if you dont then I'll never hear it, and if you don't they'll never know, cuz my heart is feelin heavy and it's makin my blood move slow and my head is hangin low and all my fears, doubts, insecurities, and failures are starting to show.

Lord all I've touched lays in ruin behind me and the part that scares me is it was you who guided me, you who went before me and now your the only one who doesn't hate me, I'm doin the best I can but I'm fallin apart in your hands. I can't keep this up cuz I'm doin the best I can but I'm just a feeble and broken man. It scares me cuz I thought I was walking your way but now I can't see at all and I'm stumbling about in the dark
like a broken heart that thinks it was born this way and has no hope of finding another way, no hope at all

But praise God for when I am weak he is strong and though it looks bad nothing every really goes wrong. It's like they say, the night is always darkest just before the dawn and I think this revelation is beginning to dawn on me as the light of new perspective shines down I'm uncontrollably drawn to take the next step, to turn the next rock over, to crush down the three leaf clovers and believe that God is lord over, all not just the good but the ok and the bad, the worse and the cursed. From the first to the last.

I lean not on my own understanding, I know that I can trust You, I know you will keep me walking when I just don't want to anymore. I know You see the parts I can't of the hearts of you children of the ones you've loved from the start though their wholly broken and only live in part the way you set to make them whole, though they are responsible for the holes in your hands you gave them your all to break down their kingdoms of pain to raise up a mountain of righteous gain and this news has got me singing in the rain about how you're comin back again

I feel like a floundering child who's trying to make it all right but all the while your looking down from the cross with a smile saying calm down, I got this

At last when I take a step back to look at the bigger picture, I see my ruins have fallen into a masterpiece. We are not abandoned to this mess and we are not left love less though the darkness assails and seems to prevail we are not hopeless, we are made new, spotless

And there is no place I'd rather be, even if it's in the midst of death, than here in your love.

I'm doin the best I can but it's not enough so I'm givin it up to more capable hands, I'm giving it up to Love. Because it's Love that came down and set me free, it's Love that rescued me, it's love that gave me purpose and convinced me my next breath was worth it. Yes, on my own I am feeble, weak, cowardly and imperfect but I'm not alone, I am backed by all the powers that be, that be designed with glory in mind and to leave lies far behind, to untwist the twisted and bless the broken to shatter the dark and let the hope in. Yessir I'm givin it all up and I'm laying it down for the man who needs no introduction, He is the king who walked this earth with no golden crown but at who's feet they are cast down. I'm giving up my life, ruins and all, to Jesus Christ who took my fall and made it all worth it, made it all perfect.

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