Prose - A Doubting Thomas

Is it God’s will
Or ours?
Why do we pray
For hours and hours?
Is it the hope
That his answer
Will find a cure
For cancer?
Is it the hope
That his grace
Will soothe the fears
That darken our face?
When we suffer
Or die
Before our time
We ask why
Is it our right?
Is it our place
To ask you Lord
To hear our case?
Or is your will to be done
No matter our own
As it is in heaven
As you sit on your throne?
How can I know
What will be
When all I can do
Is fall on bended knee?
Hear us Lord
Tell us what to do
What should we say?
What can we ask of you?
When will we know
Or should we just wait?
It is so hard to live
Ignorant of our fate
We try to believe
In your promise
But live with the pain
As a doubting Thomas
Show us Lord
Show us how
We want to live
Please tell us now

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Phoebe Pike 5 years ago

Awesome writing.

-The picture- He didn't actually poke the hole... the one who doubted. He said he would have to place his fingers in the holes left by the cross, but when he saw Jesus he didn't even have to.

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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Phoebe - Thank you for the great comment. And as I thought about what you said I decided to change the picture though the other one was awesome as far as art goes... thanks again...

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phdast7 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Powerful, moving, well-written. Truth be told, I think most of us wrestle with these questions and struggle from time to time in our relationship with God. You have captured all of that in your poem. Blessings.

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WannaB Writer 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

A powerful prayer. I actually think a lot of those questions are answered in the Bible, but as in the case of Job's questions to God, sometimes the encounter with God is the answer -- just not the one we were expecting.

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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@phdast7 - Sorry I took so long to respond. Thank you for your comment. It seems most people don't bother to struggle with these questions. They just try to live their life the best way they can. We're here without any choice in the matter so we have to figure out how to survive.

@WannaB Writer - You are probably right. I guess I still wonder about prayer and his will. Can we change his will?

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