Sense in Storms

Sensory showing,

image by Jean Guichard

image by Jean Guichard

need not be what’s true.

For often what’s seen,

is obstructed view.

Hidden by our fears,

blurred by raging storm;

clarity eludes,

when nowhere feels warm.

Fortunately faith,

is not sense nor sight.

It’s a choice to trust,

when nothing seems right.

Despite the chaos,

and all that surrounds,

if God’s our anchor,

He’ll not let us drown.

Storm or in stillness,

He will bring true peace.

He may calm the storm,

or heart that’s ill at ease.

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that our faith in You is not dependant on our senses.  Thank You that our relationship with You is built by faith that comes through trusting that which we know is true, regardless of what we see.  Forgive us for becoming fearful or losing focus when we are caught in the midst of raging storms.  Teach us to trust in all things and at all times, as You are our Strong Tower that will not be shaken, nor ever change.  Thank You that nothing is impossible for You.  May our words and our deeds be a witness of Your unfailing love and faithfulness to all those whom we meet.  May many come to call You the Savior of their souls.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

9 Comments

  1. After reading your post and considering the poem I wrote this morning, I am certain the Holy Spirit calls for some of us to step out in faith without fear of rolling waves. I am ready and I encourage you in the Lord’s love that the Spirit is speaking to you now. Thanks

    @emanatingjoy

    • Thank you, Rick. I am encouraged to keep stepping forward, despite the seemingly fearful “appearance” of things. He is good and will remain my ever-steady anchor regardless of the sea’s conditions. Blessings to you also, as you too step out!

  2. Oh, I love the part where you say, “Fortunately faith is not sense or sight. It’s a choice to trust when nothing seems right.” Thanks for sharing! :0)

  3. This is wonderful, Shannon! God bless you abundantly today–love, sis Caddo

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