Confidence

Trust in him, and he will help you; make your ways straight, and hope in him. You who fear the Lord, wait for his mercy; and turn not aside, lest you fall. You who fear the Lord, trust in him, and your reward will not fail;” (Sirach 2.6-8)

She Will Fly

The insecure cling to the air,
And doubters are tossed with each gust;
The worriers, in constant scare,
Let fear encage them in the dust.

Faith is much more than passive creed;
How can muttered words not deceive?
With clear conviction, in her need,
Her whole heart cries out: “I believe!”

Her little wings of fluff won’t flap
Enough to lift her to the sky;
Will she beat the air in mishap,
Until she falls with plaintive cry?

Her heart knows her reality;
Of each weakness, she is aware.
She calls to Him confidently —
Omnipotence stoops down to care.

With confidence, to Him she clings;
His mighty hand becomes her wings.

May the gift of unwavering confidence in God be imbued into our hearts by the power of His Spirit.

(c) Paul Buis, 2003

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