Reflection on Faith

    My faith is tested many times every day,
    And more times than I’d like to confess,
    I’m unable to keep the banner of faith aloft.
    If a promise is not kept, or if a secret is
    betrayed, or if I experience long-lasting pain,
    I begin to doubt God and God’s love.
    I fall into the chasm of disbelief and I cry out
    in despair. But then the Spirit lifts me up
    again, and once more I am secured in faith.
    I don’t know how that happens,
    save when I cry out earnestly I am answered
    immediately and am returned to faithfulness.
    I am once again filled with Spirit
    and firmly planted on solid ground.

    (with thanks to Killenummery Parish Newsletter)