Strong and Courageous, Joshua

Strong and Courageous

How can I be strong and courageous when I feel
so small?
My God is with me wherever I go,     
and yet I forget.
I am dismayed
I am less than.
I am unable.
I am unsure.
I am misguided.
I am lost.
I am tired.
I am unsure.
I am weak.
I am undisciplined.
I am forsaken.
I am unsure.
Let me now practice.
Open my eyes.
Let me read this word each day.
I read and I wrestle.
Here I am Holy God.
I will be strong. I will be brave.
You are with me.

(c) Tom Bolton, Milwaukee, 09-06-2012


About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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One Response to Strong and Courageous, Joshua

  1. I like this post very much Tom. I especially like this: “My God is with me wherever I go,
    and yet I forget”. It is very easy to fall back into old ways and wrong way of thinking. We often forget that God is with us. The twenty third Psalm came alive when I read the above mentioned quote. Thanks so much for sharing. God blesses.

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