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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Vision (08/03/06)

TITLE: From Fear To Faith
By Laurie Glass
08/06/06


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I cannot see what is ahead,
Feel frozen, paralyzed with fear.
How will I know which way to go?
As doubts and questions overwhelm,
I feel the future is not clear.

Iím shaking, canít see through the fog,
Afraid I wonít know where to turn.
My vision dim outside of Him,
I know Heís leading me and yet
Of faith I have so much to learn.

I wonít give up, I try again,
Attempt to peer through blinding haze,
But still canít see in front of me.
Confusion reigns, fear wonít let go,
I feel Iím wandíring through a maze.

Itís getting darker all the time,
Iím squinting yet itís still unclear.
Itís been enough, and I give up.
I nestle in His lap instead,
Find comfort knowing He is near.

His presence reassures my soul,
My eyes are closed, fear melts away.
No need to dread what is ahead,
With peace like this, donít need to know,
Have faith that He will lead the way.


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Jan Ackerson 08/11/06
I love everything about this--the unique structure, the 4th and 5th stanzas, and the lovely word choices. Beautifully done.
Kaylee Blake 08/12/06
This is wonderful! Very beutiful. Gosh, it's gonna give my story a run for it's money!
Linda Watson Owen08/14/06
Inspired and truly beautiful beyond words! This is exactly what I needed to read this morning! I'm just going to nestle in my Lord's lap, and let Him deal with the problem that's giving me so much concern right now. Thank you, dear author.
Benjamin Graber08/14/06
Excellent poem! Your structure is flawless, but the message is even better. We all need the reminder to rest in our Father's lap when we can't see which way to go; He will take care of us.

Blessings,

Ben
Beth Muehlhausen08/15/06
Lovely, lovely! I like the structure very much - very effective. I "feel" the image of not being able to see...but not needing to see and resting comfortably in the Lord's lap!

In my own life sometimes supernatural clarity knocks my socks off...and yet...some things appear foggy and dim....perhaps until I'm at least temporarily blinded. And yet that only assures more intimacy with the Father!!

Nicely done.

:-)

Summer Cordon08/16/06
An accurate description of the feeling of being lost and alone...and then finding God in the midst of turmoil. What wonderful releif and rest. Marvelously written.
Edy T Johnson 08/17/06
Oh Laurie, this is such a sweet and restful reminder to all of us, to just "nestle, don't wrestle" (in the words of Corrie ten Boom). Beautiful writing!