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Faint Glow

Hard To Believe

Authors Comment:

All my life I have wondered about faith. I have shared it and been embarrassed about it,

Believed in it and doubted it, but I have never been able to toss it!

So, I wrote this poem hoping to express my intimate and forever relationship with Christ.

I hope it resonates with some and helps them to embrace what I consider to be God’s greatest gift in this life.......



Hard to Believe



It is hard to believe


And, therefore,


Receive


A love so great


That it covers every failing,


Perfects all things.


Making the desires of the heart


Complete.




Faith is given,


Not attained.


Yet life must grind us


Before faith can find us


Small enough to embrace it.




It starts as a paltry gift,


It appears as magic


in our child mind.


Like a baby at birth


It is weak, yet precious,


Full of possibility.




In struggle and pain


Faith begins to gain


A foothold in the


Human spirit


A wish, a prayer, a yearning.


So you hold on. You wait.




The gift of our belief


Is wrapped in unbelief


Tested by doubt.


Until it faces life’s fury


It cannot stand in the light.




This is faith’s path:


To grow through


Santa, the easter bunny,


A sermon’s promise,


Prayers for a dying


gold fish.




Then, after much


Failing, flailing


Wishing, wailing and


Tears,


Tearing our heart.




And Silence from above.




In disappointment of wishes,


Darkness of soul,


Through the rising of wisdom


We grope on.




In painful moments


Fear asks


“Will I make it?”


Faith answers


“You can take it.”


Moving ahead our


Believing grows.




What


Must happen,


What must we face?


And take?


Our faith to make?




The sheer terror of


Desperately needing


A miracle,


A Shattered will,


A giving up and giving in,


Hope against hope.




When darkness is fullest


The latter miracles


can begin.


When we are humbled,


Able to experience awe,


We sense we did nothing at all


To make our miracles happen.




Over time we find


A Peace that passes


Understanding


It Is so outstanding


To believe with


The eyes of faith


In a world where


Seeing is believing.




Careful for nothing,


Casting out fear,


Loving Him who can


Bring strength near


This is believing’s glory.




This is living in the clear.


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