Waves Of Trouble

Trouble comes my way like the raging sea

with high waves that surge upon my soul,

pound upon my mind with furious force,

and urges my body to shake and roll.

But God is mightier than the waves of the sea,

for he reigns and controls,

and he keeps me from sinking and drowning,

because this is his goal.

He is exalted higher than the waves,

greater than their strongest surge,

deeper than their depths,

mightier than their surf.

The sea is in his all-powerful hands,

for he rules it,

and when he speaks it obeys him,

so it is still for my benefit.

The raging sea will not last forever,

yet while it rages

I can cling to his promises of love and concern

and know he will end the seas rampage.

Waves of trouble may sweep over me,

but I will not be swept away,

for he is holding my hand,

and safe and secure I will always stay.

I am a Christian writer who uses the gifts and hard work of writing to express my faith and to share messages about God with others. Writing to me is about creating messages about my experiences and the life we have in our relationship with God. Writing poetry for me began in 2004, when I was looking for a poem to send out for Christmas and I could not find anything suitable. As a result, I began to write Prayers to Jesus Christ, which was my very first poem. Then I began to write poetry about life, love, time, family, special occasions and other topics like gardening. God then inspired me with a desire to write about an inexhaustible topic, Him - His love, forgiveness, mercy, power, and His daily help and presence in our lives! The context of my writing is not limited to poetry alone, but also short stories. The creativity of writing is a necessity to me, as it allows me to express my relationship with God and to share my faith with people in order that their lives can be touched and transformed in a special way as they read the messages I have written. I pray that through my writings that God will be honoured through all that I write and that those who read my poetry will be touched by the hope Jesus brings into our lives.