Like the Israelites,
Led out of captivity, hastily packed and confidently left
You nullified the enemy’s plans, as they witnessed the parting of the Red Sea.
Cloud-led by day, Fire-led by night
Still, little faith
You knew of me to rescue me and I trusted You to lead me
A protector, The One who fights for me
Constantly carving new routes
Constantly reminding me that You are always there
Still I forget.
Always witnessing Your awesomeness
Taking that leap and walked on the sea
Yet in seeing and overthinking the drudgery of a physical storm
He relinquished his faith and sank.
See, it is never a question of the YAHWEH that You are,
Nor Your AWEsome capabilities
But, the harm is in trusting too much in that which we see.
Packed and journeyed to the mountain
With his son, a gift, a promise
Prepared an altar, bound his child, ready for a sacrifice
‘Just’ faithing it…
While I’d have ended the journey while approaching the location;
Just by overthinking the possible aches of things not going ‘my way’
He trusted You with both the impossible and the possible
Trusted, Unwavering…either way
“How much do I really trust You?”
A frequently, loaded enquiry
Yet, for some of the moments when I think I’m sure I do sufficiently,
I thoroughly question my confidence
And my faith wavers.
A noun, a muscle which must be constantly exercised.
A powerhouse when its potential is realised.
The paradoxical evidence of things not seen.
Let us be reasonable :
If only a tiny mustard seed faith: so difficult to attain,
Is required for moving a whole mountain.
Place in perspective, the micro sized faith required for ‘simple’ daily tasks.
Though merely micro, requires so much focus and strength.
Having much knowledge of Who You Are,
I will initially take a few steps
Then, in feeling the gusts of winds and the echos of thunder:
The possibilities of danger…
I’ll drown my micro sized faith and sink
Until You reach down, with arms outstretched,
Saving me, not from the wind, nor water
But from myself
Void of faith.
Not quite sure what to call this piece: a poem, a rant, a story, opinions…
….I started it a while back and finally got around to finishing it…
Please feel free to leave comments.
I would really love to know if anyone else can relate…