Trust or Doubt: A Poem

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(based on Matthew 14:22-33)


With a wide-eyed wonder, I see you standing there


Walking on water, but with confidence to your air


I want to be with you, experience the power firsthand


I know the waters and earth obey your every command


I place a toe or two and look up to see your expression


You wear a smile on your countenance


So I surrender onto the sea and almost freely dance


As you welcome me with outstretched arms of love


I've never quite experienced such reception on earth or above


I hear the wind, the storm encompasses me with doubt


My eyes shoot away in a distracted glance, my face forms into a pout


Before I can think of the journey from actions to consequences


I sink into the furious waves and my doubt makes further advances


I hear a crying of help towards you escaping from me


At that very moment, you reached out your hand to catapult me to safety


You say, "You of little faith," but I still see love in your eyes


The seamate audience believes in Him and they worship Him without disguise!


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5 years ago

Good! reminds me of the verse: 'Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.'


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North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now)

I love this, Ebower! Peter's experience so mirrors ours when we walk towards Him and take our eyes off of Him for one second, we lose our footing. We call on Him and He is there! Rated up and beautiful :)


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

f: That definitely fits!

That's so true, North Wind. Thanks for voting and sharing!


5 years ago

Proverbs 3.5 also comes to mind.

Blessings.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Yes, f, that's definitely an excellent related verse. :)


5 years ago

Yes, trust is a great theme. Job could say: 'Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him'.

Blessings.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Yes, definitely!


5 years ago

I don't remember the reference, but I could look it up.

Blessings.


5 years ago

I got it: Job 13.15.

Blessings.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks!


5 years ago

YW.

Blessings.


5 years ago

Looking at this again, maybe you heard a sermon on Matt. 14 at your church? (or, then, possibly, it was from your own personal reading.)

Blessings.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I don't quite remember the actual circumstances when I wrote this poem. It's been a few years. I do believe it was from my own reading. Actually, I probably thought about writing a poem about this story in the Bible and looked up the reference to read it.


5 years ago

It's great when the writing comes originally as a result of one's own meditation in the passage. Blessings.


a Chinese lady 4 years ago

Hi Ebower, so glad that I've got the chance reading your nice poem, it's wonderful,natural... quite like the clear sky!

Thanks.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

a Chinese lady: Well, I'm very glad you liked it. That was very nice of you. :) Thanks so much!

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