Through My Veins It Flows Like Water, My Faith

Updated on March 3, 2020
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Politics aside, there is much more to me. I am passionate about many things and those are the things which sustain me.

Through my veins...

What does my faith mean to me?

I wish I could explain it, so that naysayers would clearly see

It is not about religion, nor the pomp and circumstance,

it’s not entered into foolishly or by some bizarre happenstance


Through my veins it flows like water; mind, soul, body, taking it all in

Something greater than us sustains me, so that something new in me, may begin

Not to say that I’m made perfect, not to say that I won’t fall

but life’s battles are less impactful, the fear of defeatism is made small


What does my faith mean to me?

If only the perfect words would come, so that all could plainly see

We aren't designed to go it alone, but we alone, must choose our own way

While I don't believe this is all there is, I believe life should be cherished...each and every single day









Just As I Am

One has to be open and willing to receive


The doubters voices grow louder, the distractions are more than a few

They can’t believe in anything greater, so their fear and doubt...well, that is taken out on you

Perhaps the believer and the doubter are both tested in ways we don’t understand or know

A person of faith doesn’t have all the answers, we too are seeking; but seeking the ways in which our faith might grow


So we move through each day working, to be a better person than yesterday

Picking the right foot to put forward, so that we may not stumble {as much} today

When we do, we regroup, we refocus, in God’s word is where we may need to be

For we too are imperfect people, even as we work to help non-believers to see


Seeking out the right words and the message, that might help just one to believe

Takes more than just a believer’s commitment, one has to be open...willing to receive

That’s as plain as I can make it, there are no other words coming to mind to tell

In him you’ll find your redemption, in Christ, your soul will be well!

It Is Well

© 2020 A B Williams

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    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      4 months ago from Central Florida

      T, thanks for sharing the video.

      I've never heard this before. I guess that's because all of the hate for the man, has been taking up all of the space.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      4 months ago from Central Florida

      Thanks Brenda and Amen!!

      I love the song too. Very powerful!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      4 months ago from Central Florida

      Goosebumps!!!

    • tsadjatko profile image

      The Logician 

      4 months ago from now on

      I hope it flows through Trump’s veins Like water.

      https://youtu.be/r8yKhYWPwQU

    • Brenda Arledge profile image

      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      5 months ago from Washington Court House

      This is a nice poem.

      We definitely need God in our lives right now and if we can reach just one to believe it is a great day.

      I love the song by Brantly Gilbert.

      Thanks for the share.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 months ago from Central Florida

      It belongs!

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 months ago from Texas

      And another beautiful song, too. :) Added to the hub, that is.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 months ago from Central Florida

      Thanks Shannon I will consider that. :)

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 months ago from Texas

      You could embed the video in the hub instead of leaving it as a link. Though, I don't know if it fits your hub message exactly. I just thought of this particular hub of yours because the song is about returning to faith and God and such. Or write another poem and include it?

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 months ago from Central Florida

      I am not sure if it is newly released or not, I stumbled upon it and felt as if it needed to be shared.

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 months ago from Texas

      I know what you mean. I'm recalling personal info we've exchanged. But the song is so gut-wrenching precisely because it is about crying out while being broken. I've never been addicted to alcohol or a substance, but I know some who have. Any compassionate person will surely have a reaction to this song. Is it his new single? Or just a new song you've heard and brought to the attention of others?

      "Lord, you said come as you are / skin and bones and broken heart / You kept your word / now here I stand/ born again just as I am"

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 months ago from Central Florida

      Thank you Shannon for sharing it here.

      I was referring to addiction in general, there are so many broken, hurting people.

      I've cried out to God too, more than once.

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 months ago from Texas

      Oh, yes. So many people can relate to it, I'm sure. Not just people who have had a problem with drinking. Plus, I can certainly "feel" the emotion behind being that broken when crying out to God.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WaE0DEk_s8

      Reminds me of some other songs too, such as "One of These Days" by Tim McGraw. Or Collin Raye's "Little Rock", if you're talking strictly songs about alcohol addiction.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 months ago from Central Florida

      I need to share it here now that you've mentioned it. (unless you have it handy, by chance?)

      He pours his heart out doesn't he? It does the same thing to me, thinking about loved ones battling addiction, bad choices, whatever makes them feel as if they aren't worthy....

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 months ago from Texas

      I just thought I'd stop by to say, "Damn, girl. Why you gotta go and make me get all choked up this morning?" You just had to share that new Brantley Gilbert song, didn't ya? I mean, wow, his voice is amazing in that song and it does it really well, but it's one of those songs jam-packed with emotion.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 months ago from Central Florida

      Hi Eric, thank you!

      Never being disconnected is a very good place to be.

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      Eric Dierker 

      8 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      1 Thess 5 is kind of my deal. Ir is just ingrained. Pray without ceasing. For me it is just never being disconnected.

      What a wonderful piece this is. Thanks for the lesson.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 months ago from Central Florida

      Good morning Paula, thank you. "Faith pulls us up whenever we fall to continue our walk while here"... that's beautiful!

      Whoever we are, wherever we stand, whatever our circumstances, it is never hopeless, we just need to hand it over to "HIM who gave us life", it's not complicated and it all starts by having a little faith (like a grain of mustard seed) and watch it grow beyond measure!

      Have a great week my friend!

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      Suzie 

      8 months ago from Carson City

      Inspiration at it's best,Angie......touching and sincere. Faith pulls us up whenever we fall, to continue our walk while here on earth....until that day we go back to HIM who gave us life. Beautifully said, my friend.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 months ago from Central Florida

      Good morning Brenda, thank you!

      So true.

      Christians are imperfect people, trying to be less imperfect than we were yesterday. Simple. But, that doesn't mean that life is made simple. It's comforting to know that we don't go through the valleys alone.

      Have a great week!

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      8 months ago from Washington Court House

      This is a great description. We all have our short comings but we take one day at a time trying to be a better person than the day before.

      I do believe we are all challenged. Life is never as simple as it seems for any of us.

      Great write.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 months ago from Central Florida

      Thank you Shannon! Amen!! I feel the same. I had written the first couple of lines many years ago, shelved it, until today. The rest of it finally came through. :)

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 months ago from Central Florida

      Thank you so much T, heartfelt!

    • shanmarie profile image

      Shannon Henry 

      8 months ago from Texas

      This is beautiful, Angie. Parts of it remind me of a poem I wrote way back in high school. As lost as I've felt at times, I surely would not have made it without faith. Such a wonderful thing.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      The Logician 

      8 months ago from now on

      It takes Courage to bare your soul publicly and you have done so beautifully and with compassion.

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