Colossians 3:12-14 NKJV

“Put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.”

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March 30, 2013 - Author: Alexandra Saddik - 1 Comment

Note from Bernadette: My sister is an amazing writer, and sometimes she’ll post guest articles here. Enjoy!

In a society such as ours,
Fractured, fragmented, conflicting,
It is easy to doubt.

In a society such as ours,
Cruel, pressuring, painful,
It is easy to fall in with the crowd

But falling in with the crowd
Is not what is right,
What is true to yourself.
Trust me. I know.

It is easy to give in,
To fear, to despair,
To hide, to submission,
To doubt.

“Doubt what?” you ask

Doubt commitment, doubt yourself
Doubt friends, doubt family,
Doubt God.

You start believing the wrong thing;
That you are alone,
No one supports you,
God will abandon you,
No one else goes through this.

But, it is wrong.

Everyone goes through this; it is human.
Human nature doubts everything
And anyone. Trust me. I know.

It is a phase.

Everyone feels the pressures,
The doubt, the fear, the despair,
The urge to submit, to hide.
Eventually it overwhelms you;
You must make a choice.
Trust me. I did.
I chose to fight
The fear, the doubt,
With pure reason.

The Bible I believe in,
I believe it is true.
It certainly is tangible!

Furthermore, every once in a while,
A tiny voice, a whisper,
Says, in the darker hours,
“I am here.”

“I see your pain.”
“I see your fears.”
“I see your loneliness.”
“And I am here.”

God does see; He has compassion.
He encourages me as I backslide
Into pride, jealousy, doubt.
With Him, I feel at peace.

Through sermons, through thoughts,
Through discussions, through reading,
Through introspection, through family,
God reminds me of His presence.
And He helps.

Sometimes gentle, sometimes harder,
God helps.

God reminds me that family
Is not just for procreation.
Or legacy.

Family is moral support,
A base, a place to rest,
To vent, to cry,
To laugh, to smile.

God reveals His presence
And eliminates doubt.

Doubt in commitment, doubt in yourself
Doubt in friends, doubt in family,
Doubt in Him.

He eliminates all. Trust me. I know.
More importantly, trust Him.
He knows.

“I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day” Psalm 91:2-5 KJV


Categories: Lyrical/Poems/Songs

Discussion (1 Comment)

  1. well done, Alexandra!

    …..just keep writing, you two lovely girls! – it is a great pleasure to read your work!

    Alexandra and Bernadette, stay safe and take care!

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