Alice in Wonderland (Sung by Susan Ashton)
When Alice has an answer it's a common rationality
She measures her phrases, tipping the scales of reality
But does she know that it's cold to sing songs to troubled heart
Tho' her aim is sincere she's missing the mark.
She paints her world in yellow and green, covering over the grays
'Cause life's demands are hard to understand
So Alice stays in her wonderland.
I said, Alice look around you, people are falling to pieces
Yea, even the faithful, the ones who still believe in Jesus
But that doesn't mean they've fallen from grace
But in her landscape, their heartache is so out of place.
A crushed spirit—who can bear it?
God, in the timing of His choice, goes after our deeply buried brokenness. Much of what happens in life: breaking, crushing, and its impact, cannot be thought through, or fixed through a process of reasoning. The ways of God, and the complexity and mystery of the human soul, are beyond our comprehension.
Often our rational lines of thinking, and the conclusions we draw from them, are completely out of touch with reality. Something in us demands that the events of our life, or the lives of others, fit neatly into categories of black or white, rational or irrational, fixed or unfixed, and good or bad. At the root of this is the misguided belief that we fully understand the relationship that exists between God and every individual.
Doing so, we miss the mark.
Rationality tells us that the troubled soul need only look at the sunny side of life. Weigh all your experiences on the scales of reason and rationality, and it will be obvious, the good times outweigh the bad. Cheer up! What's your problem?
We do not realize how cold it can be to sing songs to a broken heart. Though our aim is sincere it misses the mark.