Ok, I need to take some time to talk about one of my favorite songs of all time: Trees by twenty one pilots.
Trees is a very personal and painful song to me because it deals with things I struggle with often. Sometimes it feels like God is very distant. I know he’s there, I know he’s real and he’s very near me, but I JUST CAN’T FEEL HIM. I know he is near. I see his work in other people’s lives. I see his work sometimes even in my own life. But when I pray, when I try to talk to him, reach to him, it feels like he just doesn’t care about me or what I’m saying. I want so badly to say hello, but how can I when I know God won’t answer, won’t care? The fear and doubt builds and builds in an intense cycle until I can’t bear it anymore and I have to run to God, knowing he will take me in.
Keep reading to see my interpretation of this song.