Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Win A Publishing Package HERE            

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Space (01/23/06)

TITLE: Faith Restored
By Laurie Glass
01/25/06


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

I loved You with my all
And let You rule in my heart.
As I embraced Your love for me,
Had faith in what I could not see,
I served You from the very start.

When disappointments came,
Went forward with my eyes on You.
Held on, unwavering and sure
That in Your hands I was secure.
I sought Your lead for what to do.

In time, it was too much,
Strong inner conflict, pain so deep.
In anger I began to doubt,
Decided I would shut You out,
My faith in You no longer keep.

I closed my heart to You.
Was such a lonely time for me,
But stubborn spirit reigned within,
Afraid to turn to You again.
Convinced this was how things must be.

You tried to speak to me.
I would not listen to Your voice.
Remained resistant to Your touch,
I felt it all had been too much.
Resolved to stick beside my choice.

But You did not give up,
Kept speaking words of love to me.
You searched for any tiny crack,
Some room to work to get me back.
I once again was listening.

One night I opened up.
In love, You listened to me talk.
You ran to meet me then and there
With words that showed Your love and care.
You wanted me to with You walk.

In time, I let You in,
My hope and faith in You restored.
You looked inside to find Your place,
I let You back in to my space
And once again I called You Lord.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE

JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 884 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Linda Watson Owen01/30/06
Absolutely beautiful! The unique rhyme scheme is a perfect match for the meaning in this especially lovely poem. I'm going back to absorb it again. What a joy to read!
Pat Guy 01/30/06
Wow! Where do I begin! I love the unique rhythm - it fits perfectly and takes us on a journey of hills and valleys. And like most readers who wiil read this, I too can say, 'I have been there.' You speak for so many - so well. And you will bless many - so much. Tender and inspiring.
Marilyn Schnepp 01/31/06
A lovely poem and reminds me of myself...once upon a time. Thank you for sharing.