This is something I wrote a few years ago. I'm putting it up today with the thought that someone may need some encouragement and possibly this will help a bit.
I was there
I knew the truth
Then you decided I had more to learn
At first it was easy
The new things were "positive" and encouraging
Then you decided I had still more to learn
Then it was hard
The new things were "negative" and discouraging
Hours of solitude and inactivity
Silence from heaven
I was in the desert
Waiting and waiting. Waiting and wondering
When will it end?
How long will I be out here?
Faith had been mine
But faith was misplaced
My faith was in what you would do
And you didn't do
What is going on here?
Why isn't this working?
You finally spoke
You told me to be patient
You sent me teachers
Those who had traveled the same path
I finally learned
To trust in you
Not in what you might do
But in you as you are
I departed the desert
But I left some things there
Just in case
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