A Matter of Faith


A Matter of Faith

There is so much fear –
So much trepidation.
I’ve lived with it for so long –
I don’t even recognize
Its heaviness about my neck.

Making progress is slow at best.
So much ground yet to cover –
So much left dust behind.

It’s hard to say
If I’m making progress –
Or standing still –
Or, even, losing ground.

It’s a matter of faith –
A matter of determination
A matter of diligence.

I trust You.
I’m looking to You.
And I know –
No matter how slow the road
I will make it Home.

~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews


About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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