Fight or flight or rest

Fight or flight or rest 
by Joel Howard

We have heard it said
At universities they teach 
of the fight or flight mentality 
"Survival of the fittest" - Darwin said
The strong get stronger and only the strong win
But at another wavelength my God whispers 
a quiet alternative to the Darwin word
Instead of two choices, fight or flight
God offers three

When in conflict of soul we are given a third solution
Don't just panic and act 
and don't just run and hide
Darwin had not God on his side
For with God we skip fighting in our own strength 
And with God we are called not to run but to wait
The third is our destination of choice
Not fight nor flight but to rest in His voice
This the secret the prodigal son came home to know
May we experience it now before we go

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