Monday, July 12, 2010

When Is It Time To Trust?

When is it time to trust?
Is it when all is calm,
When waves the victor's palm
Of joy and praise?

NO! For the time to trust
Is when the waves beat high,
When storm clouds fill the sky,
And prayer is one long cry,
" Oh, help and save!"

When is the time to trust?
Is it when friends are true?
Is it when comforts woo,
And in all we say and do
We meet but praise?

NO! For the time to trust
Is when we stand alone,
And summer birds have flown,
And every prop is gone,
All else but God.

When is the time to trust?
Is it some future day?
When you have tried your way,
And learned to trust and pray
By bitter woe?

NO! For the time to trust
Is in the moments need,
Poor, broken, bruised reed!
Poor, troubled soul, make speed
To trust your God.

When is the time to trust?
Is it when hopes beat high,
When sunshine gilds the sky,
And joy and ecstasy
Fill all the heart?

NO! For the time to trust
Is when our joy has fled,
When sorrow bows the head,
And all is cold and dead,
All else but God.

Have a blessed day!


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

THanks for the beautiful thoughts Juanita...we need reminders often.
Hugs, Karen

Barbara said...

Yes the time is NOW...Hugs my friend good post, blessings, Barbara

Farmchick said...

What wonderful words...thanks so much for sharing. Hoping you had a great weekend. Come say hi! :)

Steph said...

Hi! Thanks for following my blog! :)

•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

Hi Juanita,
Hope all is well? I miss seeing ya around...I sent ya a PM on FB and never heard back from ya.

Hope you are just kickin back and enjoying your summer and your family!

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...


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mommyx12 said...

I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for sharing and uplifting me tonight.