Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shaking Our Faith

When tragedies happen
and disasters occur
we’re often left in despair,
dazed and discouraged,
depressed and unsure,
wondering why God doesn’t care.

As the earth shifts and groans,
quivers and quakes,
and walls are reduced to rubble,
our faith often falters,
stumbles and shakes
when faced with times of trouble.

We sometimes blame God
for the terrible things
that cause agony and dismay,
forgetting the peace and
healing God brings
to those who don’t turn away.

Through the grief and pain,
all of life’s sorrow,
God remains steady and true,
supporting and lifting
to face each tomorrow,
providing the strength to get through.

God never leaves us
alone to face
the trials this world has in store,
but with mercy, kindness,
goodness and grace,
God’s love does continually pour.

© Connie Arnold



Kerrie said...

Beautiful! It is so sad what has happened in Japan and very frightening to think the power of nature can occur anywhere, anytime. We have no control over such things. Praying for all in Japan and any others effected by the Nuclear explosion fallout, too. God Bless, Kerrie♥

Cherie Hill said...

This was beautiful Connie! Thank you for dropping by my blog and commenting! I'll be dropping by more often to be inspired!

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Amen, Connie. So grateful for a loving God especially during times of disaster.

Our prayers are with Japan during this terrible time.

Stuff could always be worse said...

So beautiful for a tragedy, God never leaves us alone!

valerie said...

Beautiful Connie! It is in the midst of the storm that God's light shines the brightest. God bless you Connie. Love you bunches!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Connie .. life was and is being shaken .. but faith does remain - always there .. always holding out its hand of love to us ...

Beautiful words .. thank you at this time of strife .. Hilary

Carrie Burtt said...

Connie this beautiful poem is a tribute to man's resiliance and Gods certainly does "shake our faith" sometimes,yet God teaches through these times...thank you for sharing this with us. :-)

Hope said...

Connie, beautifully written and well expressed. And oh, so very true

thank you

Kelly Moran said...

wow. great post.

I woke up Sunday a.m. to find my blog, my 500 plus followers, my 100plus author interviews, and my 200 plus reviews gone. Blogger gave no explanation, but I think the account was hacked. Change your password often!

I have reloaded the interviews and reviews, plus redesigned the blog. But if you could, please hit the "follow" button so I can reclaim the fellow bloggers I miss. I'm still following you, as my account remained--thank goodness!

Thank you!
Kelly Moran

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for coming by and for your comments!

Kerrie, It is sad and frightening and prayers are certainly needed.

Cherie, hope you do come back again!

Lisa, it's such a blessing to know God is always there in disasters and at all times.

Kim, isn't it such a comfort that God never leaves us?

Connie Arnold said...

Valerie, so true! Love you too!

Hilary, good point that it's life that is shaken and faith is always there if we just grab on to it!

Carrie, yes, God does teach us through times like this, and hopefully we learn from them.

Hope, thank you!

Kelly, thanks, and I appreciate the warning. I'll come by and follow again.

All your comments are greatly appreciated. Blessings to you all!

Anonymous said...

So thankful that when everything that can be shaken IS shaken...He remains!

Beautiful and comforting poem, Connie.

God bless you,


Faith Imagined said...

This is amazing! What a beautiful tribute to all those hurting in Japan. My prayers are with them.

Wanda said...

Beautifully written Connie. There are so many unanswered questions in the midst of tragedy.

Joan Rudder-Ward said...


Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This is beautiful!

Karen said...

Amen...beautiful reflection of the hope in God in the midst of tragedy....