In times of uncertainty

The natural propensity is to fear,

And to doubt in any further provision

When troubled times are near.

But worrying will not add a cubit

Or change the circumstances,

But instead raise levels of anxiety

As the turmoil further advances.

Let’s encourage each other in faith

And to trust that hard times will pass,

And in the meantime to show kindness

And sow encouraging seeds that last.

It’s an opportunity to show we care

Without the panic and fear;

It’s to use wisdom and to be thrifty

And in calm waters we should steer.

It’s never easy but life never is

But there’s always room for hope;

There’s an opportunity to show our love

And to help those who cannot cope.

In times of uncertainty

There’s really only One who can assist;

It’s God Almighty as He guides our ways

It’s where faith and hope will kiss.

He will always provide our needs

When we trust in His plan,

And although we suffer in different ways

A change of character this demands.

Sometimes we become too comfortable

And forget to acknowledge Him,

And when circumstances are rosy

Our soul can become spiritually dim.

Whoever has cried out to the Lord

Has never been disappointed,

Since it’s the humble cry acknowledging a need

And hence resources are always appointed.

Troubling times can bring out the best

But also the very worst,

But we choose which master we will follow…

Let’s put faith, hope and love first.

(C) P.B. 2020

“Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” Matthew 6:27

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you.” Proverbs 2:10-11

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1

“He shall call upon Me and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation.” Psalm 91:15-16