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Can I place my faith,
in this chair when I sit?
Can I place my faith,
and relax in it?

Can I trust in the sun?
Can I trust in the moon?
Can I depend on daylight to shine?
Can I trust the moon to glow?

If I go to the stop at the corner,
will the bus eventually come?
If I go to the bank,
will my money still be there?

Will the grocery store always be full?
Will Wal-Mart’s prices always be low?

Can I have faith in nature?
Can I put any trust in the world?
If people make a promise,
can I rely on them to keep their word?

I put faith in nature and the world.
I trust people at their word.
I put my faith in things from the world.
What about the One in heaven?

Can I have faith in God above?
Can I trust in His love?
Can I depend on the Lord of hosts?
Can I believe He is close?

Can I go to church and trust in Him?
Can I trust He’ll hear, even when my voice is thin?
 Can I believe God is there?
Can I trust He heard my prayer?

Do I believe God rises the sun?
Is He there when I am having fun?
Can I thank Him when I don’t have to push or pull,
and my stomach is nice and full?

Can I trust God when life is empty?
Can I have faith when I feel lost and dumb?
Is God real when I’m cold and numb?
Do I have faith when I’m on the run?

Is God my God when life is high?
Is He Lord when my grades are good and my mouth isn’t dry?
Can I have faith in God above?
Can I depend on His unfailing love?

Is God my God when I’m bored?
Is He there when I’m being ignored?
Do I still have faith when life is hard?
Is He the Lord if I get no reward?

It’s subjective how one answers these.
Yet hear me, if you please.
The answer to all of them is yes.
God is God during times of chaos and times of rest.

There is more to faith, then religion.
There is more to trust then going to church.
It includes sitting in a chair that you hope won’t break.
It involves driving across a bridge that may drop you in a lake.

Faith trusts in God when times are tough.
Faith obeys God when life is rough.
Faith believes in God when my fridge is empty.
Faith is when I give prayers of thanks to God when no roof covers me.

Can I have faith in a chair?
Can I have faith in the Lord?
God knows every hair.
God knows when I’m happy and when I’m bored.

If I can place faith in my chair,
I can place my faith in my God.
Just like I trust shining stars,
I have faith in the God who is near and far.

 



My submission to #Heart-of-Poetry/:iconheart-of-poetry:'s 11th prompt on faith. The prompt asks, "This weeks theme is Faith. Is Faith really just religion? Is it more like trust?" In my poem, my answer is that faith is not just just religion. Rather it incorporates almost everything we do from having faith that the chair you sit in won't break underneath you to having faith that God is listening when you pray. When it comes to spirituality, my faith in God through Jesus Christ allows me to live a fulfilled life, and to stand up underneath the trials that life brings me.

I hope you enjoy the poem!!!

[c]vadess40
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jesusmarvelite3 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, and very well done! It's very inspirational, both spiritually and for me as a writer. Praise God for your work!
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vadess40 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Thanks for the comment, favourite and watch! I'm glad I could be an inspiration. Have to return the watch to see what God causes to blossom from my poem :D
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jesusmarvelite3 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thank you for the watch. I hope my work doesn't disappoint.
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vadess40 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Oh, I'm sure it won't.
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Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. It's beautiful
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vadess40 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thank you so much.
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Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Tomoko-Karahime Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The rhymes in this poem r awesome! I totally felt a nice rhythm in it while I was reading :D
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vadess40 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
I'm glad you enjoyed it!! Thank you for faving it and thanks for the compliments.
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Tomoko-Karahime Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ur welcome :D no prob at all :hug:
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