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Crisis of Belief
by Jonathan L Reed

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If you want to walk on water
You've got to get out of the boat
Scared to death
I can't even float

Will I drown
Or will I shine
Perhaps I'm just simply
Wasting time

Others set beside me
Watching - what will I do?
How deep is my faith
Do I believe Him to be true

Once again I hear Him softly call
Will I step toward His mighty hand
Will I simply be a boy, or truly a man
After God's own heart

Reluctantly and yet with joy
I put my foot into the deep
Amazed at the power of God
Thankful I don't sink

I continue toward Him
Intent on His smile
The wind blows, my focus shifts
It seems between us, more than a mile

I cry out
And He reaches out His hand
Realizing in my own strength
I'll never be a man

With His gentle power He steadies me
As we climb back into the boat
I know now that without God
I can't even begin to float

Then another realization
washes over me like the waves
This is a crisis that I must fact
Not just once, but day after day

As I have to resolve daily
To heed
His words
"Take up your cross and follow Me."

It's time to step out of the boat.

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Reviewed by Masarat Daud (Reader)
Excellent write Jon! Reminds me of similar idea I had for a poem - but never got it out well. I did write it but it later found place in trash. Hehe. Excellent write my dear..!
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Beautifully written...Is'nt it wonderful to know Jesus is there to steady us when we need Him. Praise be to His name!
Reviewed by jude forese
enjoyed reading...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Reads well. Nice breaks of meter here and there. Good one. Enjoyed it. ~E
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader)
Wonderful poem, of course! And, I also like the ending!
I wrote a poem somewhat similar called "Walkin' on Water" --but I like yours better!!
Reviewed by Tracey L. Hardie
Awesome write!!!!!! Great ending!!!
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