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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Life (06/15/06)

TITLE: God Believes In Me
By Anita Neuman


From early childhood, through my teens
Into my adult years
I’ve professed belief in God
To many listening ears

But just last night I realized
A fact I never knew
I heard the still, small voice of God
Say, “I believe in you”

Almighty God believes in me!
Could this indeed be right?
Of course it is! The Scriptures proved it
Long into the night

He formed me in my mother’s womb
My every hair is known
He’s promised ne’er to leave me
Forsaken or alone

He’s called me to His family,
Appointed me an heir,
Prepared a place in Heaven
Where all His wealth I’ll share

He’s given me a lifelong task –
To share His love to all
He promises to strengthen and
Equip me for this call

He whispers dear encouragement
When I am feeling lost,
Reminds me of my worth to Him
Asks me to count the cost

My life is short, a speck of time
I haven’t much to give
But to His call I dedicate
Each day I have to live

“If you love Me, feed My lambs” -
A task I could not do,
If I had never heard the Voice
Say “I believe in you.”

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Phyllis Inniss06/22/06
A well-crafted poem with a nice easy rhythm. That 'still small voice' always turns our minds in the right direction.
Kenn Allan06/23/06
This captures one of those wonderful moments in a Christian's life; the house is quiet, the TV is off, and personal meditation is acute. It is these special moments we feel closest to God. Bless you for putting it into words.
Jen Davis06/23/06
Absolutely beautiful! A must read for believers,and to be read over and over again. I especially loved stanzas two and eight. This poem is bound to bless and encourage many. I know it has for this reader.
Suzanne R06/23/06
He believes in me??! What a beautiful concept. And expressed so well here too. Well done.
Sherry Wendling06/23/06
I love this! Just beautiful in its simplicity, truth, aptness of wording, tight rhyme and meter. Best of all, the whole concept summed up in the last stanza: all our strength for serving Him comes from receiving our worth and identity from Him alone. Superb!
Alfreda Byars06/24/06
Lovely poem, and so encouraging. It's like cool water to a thirsty soul, to think that God would believe in me. It's like what King David said, what is man that thou art mindful of him.
Lori Othouse 06/24/06
Yes, just beautiful, and encouraging too. It's good to have others believe in us, but the thought of God believing in us is awe-inspiring. Very well done!
Linda Watson Owen06/25/06
Yes, absolutely lovely in every way!
Kimberly Mitchell06/26/06
I love it all! Ecspecially the last stanza.
Rita Garcia06/26/06
Anita, from a hand inspired by the Master. What a touching message of life. I honestly have tears falling down my face. Beautiful!
Pat Guy 06/26/06
Wonderfully encouraging and an uplifting perspective! Worth a read (or two!) And a great read at that! :)
Trina Courtenay06/26/06
Added your poem to my favorites list.

Keep on writing for the glory of HIM!

Dr. Sharon Schuetz06/26/06
This was wonderful. The rythem, the message, it all fit togther beautifully.
dub W06/27/06
Obviously Anita, you have studied rhythm, meter, and measure. This is very well done - publishable; I suggest Cross Ties or similar Christian magazines.
Allison Egley 06/28/06
I also like the concept of "God believes in me." It's something I've never really thought about before. Great job.
George Parler 06/28/06
When the rhythm is simple the flow is smooth and allows the reader to immerse themselves in the beauty of the imagery. I loved where you took me with this piece. God believes in me ... thank you ... you made my day. Good job!