Learn More

Yehoshua Shim'onai

Rookie - 103 Points (Sept.12,1993 / Angono, Rizal)

Backsliding (A Love Story)


Once a pastor became bitter with God,
And had stumbled in his faith with the Lord
For ev’rything in the sky fell in him
And evry’thing seems so heavy for him.
“Seems God has forsaken me, ” he said
And thought that God is no longer with him
“Where are His promises? ” he asked himself
“Did the power of the Lord failed? ” he thought.

He said, ”Oh, God! Why is this happening
And why are these things falling down to me?
Do you really love me, Lord of Highest?
Do you really care about me, Oh God?
You’ve said in your word ‘I’ll never leave you...’
Yet you’ve forgotten and forsaken me!
You have said that you’ll never let me go
And yet I can no longer feel your love! ”

But the Lord answered him in a vision;
In a divine presence, Christ spoke to him:

“I’m fatally wounded here at the cross;
Yet I cannot die because I’m spotless.
So, dearly child, please give me all your sins
And I will replace it with righteousness.
Dearly child, please give me all your sorrows
And I will replace it with blessedness.
Most of all, give me all your bitterness
And, child, I will replace it with whole love! ”

So he went back to the love of the Lord
Turned back to the protection of his God.

Here is the wisdom of the Sovereign
Here’s the message most cannot understand:
What is our right to complain to the Lord
When Jesus Christ never complained at all?
So just “Trust to the LORD with all your heart
And lean not in your own understanding.”
For God says, 'Be still and know that I'm God; '
Be steadfast and remember that He's Great!

Submitted: Monday, June 21, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Backsliding (A Love Story) by Yehoshua Shim'onai )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. An Almost Made Up Poem, Charles Bukowski
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Your Laughter, Pablo Neruda
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. A Little While, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Electric Love, Suresh Dogra
  2. Capturing An Awareness, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Letting Imagination Run, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. A river, Leong Ming Loong
  5. The End of the Road, Sandra Feldman
  6. Silent Conversation, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. Serenity Is Placed, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. Shards Of Emotion, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. WHAT IF CHRIST WAS NOT, Michael P. Johnson
  10. Another Conquest, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
[Hata Bildir]