Not the way I would have chosen


I wrote this poem back in 2009 and I find myself feeling the same way three years later…

Though this would not be the way I would have chosen
And the night is often so dark I can’t see.
Even when my heart’s so cold I fear its frozen
This I know, you’re working what is best for me.

Through the valleys and the darkness that we travel
I will follow as you take me by the hand.
When I doubt your care and on this path I stumble
In my weakness on your righteousness I’ll stand.

There are days it seems this trial’s never ending
Yet you’ve promised in my need you will be there.
So I look to you with faith and hope my Savior
Trusting as your Spirit comforts all my cares.

Help me trust you in the darkness,
Help me look to you, My Guide.
Take my fears and give me peace
For you will never leave my side.


4 responses »

  1. emily-i caught wind of this poem through viviens site. I am a student at the Worship Arts Academy. I minister through music in particular the piano. I just wanted to let you know that i will be “using” this poem in ministry. What i do is simply play from my spirit. God plays through me and i hear he notes. he has been expanding that by musically speaking words from the scriptures–i.e. if i’m reading about streams of waters, i find myself playing stream of waters. I don’t know how God is going to use your poem through all of this but it does sit on my piano. thank-you for sharing your heart. (if interested -i minister friday mornings 4am-6am florida time at this website.–go to prayer room live webstream and clilck on video)

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