You tell me
Trust is a muscle
You tell me
Is feeling
And stretching
The heart
Of flesh
You have

You tell me
This contracting
Is Your labor
Trust in me
Bringing the peace
Of Your pacing
Your holy awakening
In my inhale
And exhale.

You remind me
It's in the releasing
In the yielding
To Your will
I can experience the fruit
And taste
The ravenous joy
Of living secure
By mercy.

You remind me
You're not withholding
The good
But only awakening
The best
An abundance
Of longing and hunger
You've planted deep
To know
Love everlasting.

You remind me
To not cower in shame
But in boldness
To move
To believe
My each and every
Change of mind
Departing the old
For the new
Is beautiful to You.

For, it's You
Who's moved my feet
Out of the mire
And onto the Rock
To shake off the dust
And behold
Your face
You're lifting the veil
That's been hiding

Yes, each living Word
Engraved on this heart
Has fully released
The pain of my past
No need to turn back
Pleading for mercy
Fighting for truth
Or grieving the lost
For Your blood
Covers it all.

Now, I willingly
Bow the knee
And drink the cup
Eagerly awaiting
Your sovereign revealing
For, in the breaking
Of bread and this cup
I now recognize You
My Portion, Deliverer
The Resurrection and Life.

Psalm 71:8
My mouth is filled with your praise,
declaring your splendor all day long.

Psalm 150:6
Let everything that has breath praise
the Lord. Praise the Lord.

Romans 8:14-19 (ESV)
14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

4 thoughts on “Trust

  1. Gayl April 19, 2021 / 8:43 pm

    What a beautiful poem, Anna! And the scriptures were so good for me to read today. We don’t need to fall back into fear but trust fully in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has won the battle and we are heirs with Him. Amen! Blessings and love to you! xoxo


    • Anna Smit April 19, 2021 / 9:01 pm

      Amen! He has won the battle. There’s such beauty ahead of us. Sending love and hugs to you and your family. May God’s sunshine and warmth fill your home and heart today. xoxo


  2. Bettie G April 19, 2021 / 9:10 pm

    Dear Anna,
    Thank you for sharing this precious poem today. This stanza is reaching to my heart so much today:

    You remind me
    To not cower in shame
    But in boldness
    To move
    To believe
    My each and every
    Change of mind
    Departing the old
    For the new
    Is beautiful to You.

    Oh, praise God that He sees the process so much differently than we do. He takes such joy in every turn of my head towards him! He is bringing that trust so much deeper into my heart, and continuing to show me more of what He has already won for me. Sending love and hugs across the ocean today.

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    • Anna Smit April 19, 2021 / 9:18 pm

      Isn’t it just so amazing? His love for us. His thoughts are so much higher than ours. When He gave me that stanza, it so moved my heart also. He is just so beautiful, so merciful, tenderhearted and kind. Sending love and hugs across the ocean today also xoxo

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