Life brings to us struggles, upheavals for us to bear.
Oft times they wear us down, with worry, grief and care.
Our hearts can feel so heavy, our spirits downhearted and low...
So that we can't get through the day, and don't know where to go....
But God has told me to "look up", that He's never far away...
And if I only call on Him, He'ill help me through each day.
He'ill encourage and keep me, close by His side...
I've not to be afraid... but in Him confide.
For nothing is too small, for Him to understand..
Nothing is " too big" ... for He has the Masterplan.
So to You I commit all things God, for I don't know what's to be ...
But I do know that you see, right into eternity.
Help me Lord to trust you, and lean on you each day,
For the unseen things before me... and the shadows that cross my way.
For I know beyond the clouds, the sun is waiting to break through...
Then I'll see all things clearly, and your promises come true.
Olwin, I love the spiritual feel in this that when things go wrong they won't be for long as gods always near. I am a non believer but like Ben I admire people of all faiths that believe their faith amongst other things will pull them closer to god. This world should have more of those people that think that instead of causing wars due to their religion.
The piece has a serene feel to it and the flow and rhyming are perfect.
2 years ago
by Ben Pickard
You are turning into a one woman publishing machine - what's that, two in a week? lol
Jesting aside, it's lovely to see you posting your positive poetry. This is a calming and warming piece that brought a smile to my face.
In all honesty, I have struggled throughout my life with the concept of faith, but I have spent a lot of time envying those who have it and hold it so dear as you obviously do. To walk through all of life's lows (and there are often many) but be absolutely sure within yourself that - however bumpy the road, it leads to heaven, is a true blessing and must be the upmost comfort.
I love the long lines you've employed here; it gives the poem a musical and lulling quality that only heightens your rhyming.