Tag Archives: faith

In a Whisper of Faith

In a whisper of faith, God calms the raging storms.

In a whisper of faith, God diffuses the troubles of life;

In a whisper of faith, God instills peace amidst the strife.

In a whisper…

In a whisper of faith, God shields me from the searing heat.

In a whisper of faith, God is in the wind sifting through the trees;

In a whisper of faith, God surrounds me in a cool, gentle breeze.

In a whisper…

In a whisper of faith, God protects me from the frigid, wintry cold.

In a whisper of faith, God wipes away my tears in the deep, dark night;

In a whisper of faith, God watches over me until the dawn of morning light.

In a whisper…

Happy NEW YEAR 2017

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New dreams, opportunities, and possibilities

Every day dawn’s a new beginning

Willing to wait and live by God’s love, mercy, and grace.

Yesterday is gone but lessons and memories remain.

Each bright morning is a treasured gift; each starlit evening a cherished blessing

Already looking forward in solid and steadfast faith

Ready to continue this life journey on the path of hope and grace.

Becky’s Haiku: Shattered Dreams

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When dreams are shattered

And broken, keep in firm faith

And dare to hope again.

I have attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “dream” and “dare”. I am enjoying the challenge of putting different and even opposite words in such a short poem.  If you like word challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept Ronovan’s latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/

 

Becky’s Freku: Though the Path be Dark Today

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In the cloud-filled, dreariness of this day,

While the sunlight be dim along the way,

With Jesus I can still walk in faith

Though the path be dark today.

Although troubles brew and haunt my soul

And I feel empty and lacking a life purpose or goal,

With Jesus I can still walk by faith

Though the path be dark today.

As the rain drizzles outside

And in my house I just want to hide,

With Jesus I can still walk by faith

Though the path be dark today.

Even as I awake in clouds of doubt

Wondering what my life is really about,

With Jesus I can still walk by faith

Though the path be dark today.

As I gingerly step outside in fear

Wondering what new obstacles may appear,

With Jesus I can still walk by faith

Though the path be dark today.

Believing the sun will shine again

Evaporating the clouds and drizzling rain,

With Jesus I can still walk by faith

Though the path be dark today.

Choosing to trust that he is my light

Who helps me to see in the darkest night,

With Jesus I can still walk by faith

Though the path be dark today.

Yeah! With Jesus, I

still walk by faith though my path

is darkened today.

Return of the Black-eyed Susan

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She had returned once again:

That Black-eyed Susan, my friend.

Resting in the tall, wild grass;

Lemon beauty lass.

Every summer

I watch for her; her simple

Beauty I treasure.

In the grass along

The road; she blooms also in

A hidden meadow.

Each year I search til

I see her golden face so

Familiar to me.

Something about this

Flower causes me to pause,

Think and to ponder.

I find her every

Year like a friend who stays

Close by; so near.

Through the years, life will

Progress to eternity.

And it is by faith

That I learn to be quiet

And patiently wait.

 She then reminds me

That although it can

Be hard to see I must choose

To live peacefully.

Choosing peacefulness

And quietness is hard when

I want to be heard.

But most soothingly

I’m reminded that God hears

My prayers; my every word.

So every year I

Seek her face to remember

God’s true saving grace.

And through love shown by

Him I can live each day in

Peace hidden within.

Isaiah 54: 10 (Holy Bible New International Version):

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord who has compassion on you.

 

Becky’s Haiku: Stream of Light

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Light streamed the top edge

Of my door; I wondered what

This day has in store?

I learned the answer

Clear and fair; God provided

For my earnest prayer.

A day of blessing

It came to be because he

Filled my heartfelt plea.

A plaguing problem

 Needed a solution; solved

By his provision.

Oh how it had nagged

At me until I felt in

Deep despairing need.

I so anguished and

Agonized for days not quite

Trusting God has a way.

Suddenly a plan

Came to be as God seemed to

Say, “believe in me.”

And just as he has

Provided before, he soon

sent help to my door.

Why do I not trust

And believe that Jesus in

His love cares for me?

He who for my sins

Died so I may live in him

 In faith and new life?

Why did I question

For days if God did hear when

I so wept and prayed?

I had doubted him

With a frown though he told me

 to not be cast down.

His love is sure and

Everlasting; he always

There, ne’er forsaking.

 Lo, he listens to

Me and answers in his own

Time so patiently.

Sweet peace now nurtured

My soul; must remember: God

Is ever faithful.

Whether at noon, morn,

Or at night, he’s my hope; a

Constant stream of light.

 

I have attempted another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “top” and “light”. I am enjoying the challenge of putting different and even opposite words in such a short poem.  If you like challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept his latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/

I am also participating in a photo challenge with the word “door”.  This certainly adds a bit more challenge to the haiku! To find out more about word photo challenges visit this site: https://thearanartisan.com/photo-challenge-words-2016/