God In Front of Me (A Poem)

by StevenHelmer

A poem about keeping your faith even when everything seems to be going wrong.

I was having a very bad day yesterday at work and, because of it, found myself much more frustrated and stressed than I normally am. I make it a point not to bring that type of stuff home with me, however. And, as a result, found myself praying to God in an effort to regain my composure and focus. In the end, the events of yesterday helped inspire this poem.

My Poem

I just seem to be having one of those days

When nothing wants to go right.

It is also one of those days that just seems to drag on.

There just doesn't appear to be an end in sight.

I didn't get much sleep last night

I'm being yelled at by people at work.

I somehow ended up burning my lunch in the microwave

And, apparently for good measure, I then dropped my fork.

But, I will not let the bad things get to me

I will not let this day be my death.

I am just going to say a quick prayer

And continue on as soon as I catch my breath.

Because no matter how dark my day becomes

I know God's love will eventually make it bright.

All I need to do is keep God in front of me

And He will guide me with his light. 


Bad Day
Bad Day
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There are days when I just don't know what I'm doing.

Days when my life seems to lack direction.

And, with all the stress I'm under

I am sure, if my body were a car, it would fail an inspection.

I don't know where I'll be a week from now

Let alone a few years down the road.

To tell you the truth, there are times when that scares me.

Especially since I know how this world can sometimes be so cold.

But, when life throws me those wrenches

And I think about the future that has yet to be explored.

I choose to say a prayer and catch my breath.

Then my faith is restored.

Because I know no matter how dark my future path might be

Or in which direction the winds of fate will cause me to sway

I know as long as I keep God in front of me

He will show me the way.

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Updated: 11/30/2016, StevenHelmer
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DerdriuMarriner on 01/07/2022

StevenHelmer, Thank you for your poem.
In particular, I chuckle over the touch of your dropping your fork after burning your lunch. It's not enough that the world is shafting you with people with short tempers or that its comforts are shafting you by the microwave making you feel worse without comfort food: you shaft yourself by dropping your fork.

Each rainbow promises us that God is with us always, even until the end of the world as we know it.

So what, like lemonade from lemons, would go with wrenches?

judy on 11/30/2016

Love t his Steve!

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