Sunday, November 25, 2007

"I Will Not Doubt"

Wow...that's so easy to say, but to do is a completely different thing. I find myself SO much doubting if things will ever work out for me. If my life will ever be normal again, or something that is desirable by God. And then a friend sent me this poem written by Annie Johnson Flint. This poem is what has been on my heart it seems like...

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails;
I will believe the Hand that never fails,
From seeming evil works to good for me.
And thought I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered,
"I trust in Thee."
I will not doubt, though all my prayers return
Unanswered from the still white realm above;
I will believe it is an all-wise Love
That has refused these things for which I yearn.
And though I cannot keep from grieving,
Yet the pure passion of my fixed believing,
Undimmed will burn.
I will not doubt, though sorrows fall like rain,
And troubles swarm like bees about a hive.
I will believe the heights for which I strive
Are only reached by anguish and by pain;
And though I groan and writhe beneath my crosses,
Yet will I see through my severest losses
The greater gain.
I will not doubt. Well anchored is this faith,
Like some staunch ship, my soul braves every gale;
So strong its courage that it will not fail
To face the mighty unknown sea of death.
Oh, may I cry, though body leaves the spirit,
"I do not doubt," so listening worlds may hear it,
With my last breath.


Scottie Moser said...

Wow, that is a great poem. Thanks for sharing.

Keep holding on, sis. Rest in God's power and peace.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. — II Corinthians 12:9, ESV

Lora said...

Keep on making a new normal...

Anonymous said...

MY mom gave me this poem when I was a little younger than you. I was blessed to read it last year at her wake. It has often given me time to reflect on God's faithfullness. I am now 46 and have seen my share of "broken masts and sails' Keep the faith and never doubt your god. The kingdom is blessed with ones like you.

Anonymous said...

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Danielle said...

thank you :)

Roger H Frost said...

Praise to My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
When I am called to a new ministry I will not shirk every thing that comes My Way cause I a have a Mustard Seed of Faith. Everlasting from an every living Savior and God