I must admit sometimes
my faith begins to wane
I fast, pray, cry out to You
and still, I am in pain
I'm on my knees, on my face
and diligently search Your word
Yet I'm wondering why on this matter
Your voice I have not heard
I seek You in early morning
and late in the afternoon
I call on you in the evening
trying to keep my heart in tune
I praise You in the midnight hour
still, this thorn is in my side
I humble myself before You
desiring to remove all pride
Please send the desired answer
Hope deferred has caused much pain
I need Your help desperately
don't let me pray in vain
I'm trying hard to encourage myself
Remain in faith and not doubt
My tears have formed a river
And I'm all cried out
© 2019 Cheryl E Preston
Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on October 23, 2019:
Thank you Brenda I appreciate you reading my poem.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 22, 2019:
I can feel your torment and wonder.
I, too, have experienced this and am left wondering.
I am told sometimes he doesn't answer the way we want...but if I listen carefully I will hear his voice.
Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on October 22, 2019:
Yes Ms Dora that’s it
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 22, 2019:
Good writing and the experience you describe is so relatable. Remaining in faith is important. It does not mean that we will always get the answer we want, but that we will remain faithful despite our disappointment.