Faith Walk

I fight the words from within

Feelings that make me weep

Whispering, “You’ll never win.”

Memories I don’t want to keep

Struggling to control thought

Trauma replays in my mind

Emotions make me distraught

I seek relief I cannot find

“Lift yourself up,” others say

Yet inner strength does fail me

While trials linger on each day

From this pain I long to be free

My weary eyes gaze skyward

I pray God will lend a hand

Doing it myself is truly absurd

Trapped in this troubled land

Step by step I learn to walk

With faith in God as my guide

Being self sufficient is all talk

Since now in Christ I do abide

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5

© 2019 CGThelen

10 thoughts on “Faith Walk

  1. I can’t seem to find the proper words to respond to this beautiful, vulnerable post; a post I most certainly identify with. I treasure your words and the encouragement they offer.

    I’ve travel the path of self-sufficiency many, many—MANY— times, but in Christ’s graciousness, I am learning to lean more on His supremacy. Easier said than done, but I cling to Phil 1:6, “…being confident of this, that He who began a good work in [us] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
    For me, it is about being intentional in my daily surrender to Him.

    Ahhh—love, love this post. The fragrance of it will linger with me as I head out to work this morning.


    1. I am grateful you found encouragement in this post. It seems self sufficiency is a daily struggle — to let go and let Christ lead the way. Love the Phil 1:6 verse — we are a work in progress. We serve a God full of love and grace who indeed will carry us to victory! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Blessings.

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