Deciding to Trust – 4/12/12

1 John 1-2:3    John 20:24-2

Trust comes in a variety of “flavors”. Some work and some not so much.
And some things I’ve found to be repeatedly trustworthy, even to the point of walking with them, sometimes timidly, well past my comfort zone, where I don’t trust myself.

Deciding to Trust

Faith
is deciding
that something is trustworthy
and can serve
as a useful
strong base of support
a cornerstone
on which a life
or part of a life
may be built

test if you must
but keep building
your life
and love
on Love’s chief
cornerstone

sometimes faith is misplaced
and I feel foolish
at having been so
taken in
having followed the course
trying to build
on a foundation
that wouldn’t hold

and sometimes
I’ve thought
my faith in God
has been misplaced
and foolish
but have kept building anyway
to find more sure footing
than I had previously
thought possible

test if you must
but keep building
your life
and love
on Love’s chief
cornerstone

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About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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