I did not attend church until relatively recently (after I was married and became a parent) and, even then, it took me some time before I could truly say I found my faith. Even today, however, I still find that faith being tested pretty much on a daily basis by stress at work, what I see in the news and even people I meet on the street. This poem was inspired by those daily moments and the various ways God has helped me restore that faith on a daily basis.
Every Day (A Poem)
A poem about having your faith tested and looking for ways to restore it.
I find my faith being tested.
There is always something that causes me to question my faith in God
Especially on the day he rested.
I have so much stress, it's hard not to take His name in vain.
And I find it difficult not to love my neighbors as myself
Partly because there are so many times when they act so insane.
I face so much temptation and find myself wondering if He is really watching me.
If I were to give in, would it be such a bad thing?
Especially if there's nobody else around to see?
I struggle with so many questions of faith.
I wonder if I really have a soul
And, if so, if it really will be, as He promised, saved.
Miracle of Birth
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I see one of God's miracles performed
Sometimes they are big, other times they are small
But, when they happened, my whole world is transformed.
I see the sun rise in the sky
I feel its warmth on my skin
And realize it had to be hung there on purpose. I do not lie.
I see my children and think about the miracle of birth.
When I do, I think about how it seems like such an impossible thing
And needs to be guided by something or someone from beyond the Earth.
I listen to the birds sing their songs
I look at the colors of the flowers and the leaves
Then I realize my faith in God can't be wrong.
I see these miracles, they always manage to strike a chord
And, just as quickly as it was tested
My faith in God is restored.
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