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)