Compared to some of my past life experiences, I am not currently going through a tough time. Just the normal frustrations of aging. My poem, today, is a reflection of more difficult days.
I wrote it with confidence and joy because I’ve discovered this: what felt like failure turned out to be success; what felt like loss, turned out to be gain, and what felt like losing ground turned out to be a faith-builder.
If this is a challenging day for you, I hope that you will be encouraged by the words of Scripture, as well as my reflective poem.
He is here when I cannot see him Here when I cannot feel him Here when I cannot hear him Jesus is here. He is here when I am not sleeping Here when my body’s aching Here when I have no words to pray Jesus is here. He is here when the wind is blowing Here when the rain is falling Here when I see no rainbow Jesus is here. He is here when the night is long Here when my friends have gone Here when I have no song Jesus is here. In these times, when faith is tested, I remember his promises I recall his faithfulness I review the times he answered prayer In this way, my roots grow deeper Although the path is steeper I do not, in fear, turn back Up ahead, I know I’ll see his face In these times, when faith is tested I get up and read some Scripture I write down the truth I find there I compose a prayer response In this way, my faith grows stronger Although the night is longer I do not, in doubt, lose hope Up ahead, I know I’ll see his face He is here when I cannot see him Here when I cannot feel him Here when I cannot hear him Jesus is here. Jane Ault 6/6/2019