David Crowder Band – All I Can Say (1,985 plays)
“All I Can Say”
David Crowder Band
“So, what brings you here today?” my new therapist asked me.
“Well, I’ve had depression for about five years, and I guess I just haven’t been feeling that great recently.”
“In what way?”
“I don’t know. Tired, less motivated, I guess …”
I was just giving lines from a textbook, a typical symptom list for depression. That’s not to say I was lying—those were all things I was feeling. But I didn’t know how to articulate just how lost and broken I also felt.
Lord, I’m tired, so tired from walking. And Lord, I’m so alone. And Lord, the dark is creeping in, creeping up, to swallow me.
This wasn’t my first time at a therapy session, although it had been over a year since I had been to one. I had figured I was getting better and I didn’t “need” it anymore. But after encouragement from some people who cared about me, I agreed to go back.
I felt dumb because this therapy thing should’ve been way easier than it was. I’d done it before—but I had nothing to say. All I knew was I was hurting. That was the only way my brain could make sense of it.
And this is all that I can say right now. I know it’s not much, but this is all that I can give. Yeah, that’s my everything.
I couldn’t give much more of myself that session; sometimes we just don’t have the words we want.
Like when I couldn’t explain to a set of parents why they’d lost their son to suicide. When I didn’t have the words that could take away the pain of a friend who was self-injuring. When I couldn’t assure another friend he would never see the inside of a psychiatric hospital again. I don’t have that kind of knowledge.
But I told them I loved them, I was there for them, and I wanted to help in any way I could. It always felt like that wasn’t enough, but it was all I had at the time.
And now that I look back, maybe that was OK.
This is all that I can say right now. Oh, I know it’s not much. But this is all I can give, yeah, that’s my everything.
As a writer, I’ve seen how incredibly powerful words can be. They can hurt as well as heal. But sometimes the words we want won’t come—the words that make everything better and put our lives back to normal. Maybe those don’t always exist.
Sometimes, all you can say is:
I need help.
I just don’t know.
And sometimes, all you need to hear is:
I love you.
I’m here for you.
How can I help you?
Not every question needs a novel-length response; not every question can even be answered. Sometimes, the phrases above are all you have—and being present is worth more than words can say.
– Emily, Spring 2013 intern
hot waiters make me nervous & forget what i want to order
they are the order
I’d like a piece of that ass
no one should ever let us outside
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holy shit Soph. it’s you and me.
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"JK Rowling created seven Horcruxes. She put a part of her soul in every book and now her books will live forever"
-Stephen King (via howtedmethiswife)
#this was really sweet until i thought about the fact that if that were true she would have had to kill a person to create each one -Skyedestiny
How else do you explain Dumbledore, Snape, Fred, Lupin, Tonks, Hedwig, and Dobby?
I just fucking lost my shit.
Woody was the first person to have sass and his sass will forever be better than anyone else’s sass
right in the childhood.
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Can you remember the time when you first discovered a big dream in your heart? Maybe you were determined to excel in your career, or as a parent, or maybe you were focused on deepening your walk with the Lord. You probably started out with enthusiasm, but maybe things got a little difficult or didn’t happen as quickly as you would have liked. Oftentimes, when things don’t go as planned, people decide, “I’m just going to settle here. It’s not exactly what I wanted, but at least it’s good enough.”
Friend, in this new season, recognize that you were made for more than “good enough.” You were made to increase, to excel, to grow and stretch. Why don’t you take a step of faith this year and embrace the new life He came to give you. Not only does Christ offer new life in eternity, but He offers new life here on earth. Why don’t you pick up those dreams and be determined to see them through. It’s a new day, and He is making everything new in your life!