I had the privilege of speaking to a small group of ladies at our church a couple months ago. I wrote this poem for that occasion. It fit well with my last post, so I thought I would share it.
Will you trust Him… in times of great joy and seasons of deep pain?
Will you trust Him… when friends abound and when you are left all alone?
Will you trust Him… when the pain never leaves, when your heart is broken in two?
Will you trust Him… if they never ask for forgiveness; if the prodigal child, spouse, or family member doesn’t return; if the relationship is never mended?
Will you trust Him… if you never have the baby you pray for, or someone you love lives with sickness or is taken early in death?
Will you trust Him… if you never feel appreciated at home or at work, if you are called to do a task that no one ever sees?
Will you trust Him… when you don’t know why, when God calls you to a task that sees more difficult times than good?
Will you trust Him enough to give Him your hurts and your failures, accepting His mercy and forgiveness?
Will you trust Him enough to put aside the world’s ideas and focus only on what He says is true.
Will you trust Him enough to give Him your life, not knowing what He will ask you to do?
Will you follow Him to the garden, saying “Not my will but Yours?”
Will you go with Him to the cross, laying down your life to live for Him?
Will you give Him your todays and your tomorrows, choosing to find contentment and peace in Him – even if your circumstances never improve?
Will you trust Him?