It’s Five Minute Friday time again! This week the prompt is the word abandon. I thought about it for awhile and then decided to try a poem. It was mostly done within the allotted time, though it took a little longer to finish it up. Each stanza is a haiku and finishes up with a reminder to always trust in God.

 

 

Trust God in the Dark

Where are you, my Lord
My eyes are dim with teardrops
I am all alone

The way is so dark
No light shines to guide my path
I can’t see ahead

Brambles and tree roots
Stretch like fingers to trip me
Please don’t leave me here

Abandon me not
Oh Lord, my God and Savior
I am yours alone

My child I am here
You must trust me in the dark
I will never leave

                                                                                      ~gayl wright

 

 

Many times in this journey of life the road ahead seems dark, and we strain to see the light. Maybe we even feel like God has abandoned us. When trial after trial comes we might be tempted to fall into a heap and give up. Click To Tweet But take heart, God is always with us even when we cannot see. We don’t need to worry about the future or if we will have all we need, because God has it all under control.

(Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV)

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.”

So we say with confidence, The Lord is my helper;
I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

 

I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday,  #DanceWithJesus, #LMMLinkup, #TeaAndWord, #CoffeeforYourHeart, #WondrousWednesday.

 

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30 thoughts on “Trust God When You Cannot See the Way

  1. Love this. God indeed never abandons us. That is a promise I can rest in. I’m in the 41 spot this week.

  2. Great poem and a helpful reminder of truth. I love your graphic with the last verse on. It’s so simple but powerful. Visiting from FMF#16

    1. Thank you, Leslie! Glad you like the graphic. I think I took the picture sometime last year.

      Blessings to you! I hope to visit your blog sometime today. 🙂

  3. Beautiful. That image of “brambles and tree roots” is so vivid – and the last haiku is wonderful. Thanks for sharing; I was really moved by this.

    1. Jeannie, thank you so much for your encouraging comments. I’m glad it spoke to you so vividly. I think in some ways I was writing to myself, too, as a reminder that He will never leave us.

      Blessings to you and have a great weekend!

  4. Gayl, This reads like a beautiful Lament from the Psalms today! I was very deeply moved, and God spoke whispers to me about my own path through your words. Thank you for sharing what God stirred in your heart! Much Love and Hugs to you dear poet/sister/friend! xo

    1. Bettie, it encourages me that you were deeply moved. Thank you for your lovely comments. I’m glad God used my words in your life. 🙂 When I write from my heart the words that come there are usually others who are touched because of their own circumstances. It’s a reminder that I need to heed the stirrings in my heart, because God may use what I say to encourage someone else to look to Him.

      Thank you for being such a lovely friend and encourager. Love and hugs to you and many blessings! xoxo

  5. I love this, Gayl. Thank you. It truly is so tempting to fall in a heap and give up sometimes. I’m so grateful God never leaves us! Have a blessed and restful Sabbath! Hugs!

    1. Thank you so much Trudy. Yes, what a comfort that He will never leave. You have a blessed and restful Sabbath, too! Hugs right back at you! xo

  6. Gayl I love your gift of words that reach right out to the heart of things.

    “God is always with us even when we cannot see. We don’t need to worry about the future or if we will have all we need, because God has it all under control.”

    I am so grateful for the Lord’s grace and His steadfastness. God bless you. Visiting today from FMF (#70)

    1. Kelly, thank you so much for your encouraging comments! I’m thankful that God is faithful and loves us so much.

      Blessings to you!

  7. This is beautiful poetry with vivid imagery, heartfelt haiku that blend seamlessly together like a psalm of lament, laced with God’s encouraging response. What a feast for the soul you have shared here, Gayl! And I also love the closing lines written within such a starkly beautiful image of light and dark together. Thank you for your faithful listening, as witnessed here with this gorgeous poetic gift! Blessings and hugs to you! xoxo

    1. Oh, Joy, your words bless me so much! I’m so glad you like it! It brings me joy to know that you think so highly of my work here.

      Many blessing to you! Love and hugs!!!xoxo

    1. Hi Vashti! I’m so glad you stopped by and that you were moved by my poem. That is very encouraging to me. Thank you!

      Blessings!

    1. Yes, I memorized those verses when I was a child and they’ve been so comforting. Thanks for visiting and commenting, Brandi!

      Blessings to you!

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