Faith, the Source of Your Strength
I’m going to start the New Year sharing a beautiful poem one of my dearest clients wrote for me.
She came from a very abusive background and had no experience of emotionally healthy bonding growing up.
It’s taken years of therapy for her to trust love and let it inside.
She is an amazing writer and captured the essence of love in these lines.
I’ll share one or two stanzas a week, as I think we have a lot to learn about love through her words.
I’ll be challenging you to examine your most important relationships in light of her words. At the end of the month, you’ll have a copy of the entire poem.
“You are gusts of gentleness
Cool, swift movements of grace.
You are drops of truth
Wet, clean pieces of trust.
You are rays of strength
Warm, long moments of faith.
There is probably no feeling of nature that I enjoy more than sitting with the warm sun on my back. It is a reminder of God’s power and strength. A star, 93,000.000 miles away, is sending its rays to me and I receive the warmth of their touch. The sun is a sign of God’s faithfulness. His mercies are new every morning. We depend on the sunrise and take it for granted most days.
Some days we don’t feel strong. We feel weak, tired and beaten down. Our faith is the only anchor that is sure in such times. Recently, I found comfort in I Peter 1:3-9.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain and inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of god through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, even through now, for a little while you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of your faith being more precious than gold, which is perishable, even through tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelations of Jesus Christ.
A few verses latter Peter encourages us to, “ Fix our hope completely on the grace to be brought to us the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
Faith is knowing how the story ends and trusting Jesus to bring you to all he has reserved in heaven for you. When nothing in this world is certain….our faith is an anchor of assurance we can hold to.
Does you faith bring strength, warmth and security to you and those you love?
Milan & Kay
Next Week: Next stanza of my friend’s beautiful poem.