Faith Poem

Overcoming Fear To Soar To New Heights

I sat down to write something for two friends who were both experiencing some difficulties in their lives. I wanted to let them know that they were not alone with their problems, that I was and would always be there for them. This is what flowed from my pen.

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God's Flight

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Published: December 2012

On the ground sits a bird
That's too afraid to fly.
Beautiful wings could make it soar,
But the pain of past failure is its lonesome cry.

God has said unto this bird,
"Trust and have faith in me,
for I will carry you in your flight.
The miracle of life is waiting for you to see."

The bird said to God, "But I can't fly.
I am weak. I will fall and feel pain.
It's happened before when I tried to fly.
I'm afraid of being hurt again."

His voice soft and reassuring, God said to the bird,
"I created you, and I will protect you.
Your lonesome cry I have heard.
Have faith in me. That's all you need to do.

So, stand up, bird, and spread your wings.
The wings I lovingly created to let you fly.
If you fall I'll pick you up,
And lift you back into the sky."

With trembling legs and unsure wings,
The bird finally looked to the sky.
It took a deep breath and took the chance.
The bird began to fly.

"Thank you, God, for believing in me.
Thank you for giving me wings.
Thank you for your protecting hands.
Your glory I will now sing."

God smiled unto the bird
In its majestic flight.
"Little bird, I'll always be with you,
And will protect you with all my might.

You may stumble. You may fall.
That doesn't mean that I don't care.
I will watch over you in case you need help,
And then I'll be right there."

The little bird, once so scared,
Learned to soar to new heights.
The occasional fall no longer scared the bird,
Choosing to have faith in God's flight.

more by Heather Flood

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  • by Busayo
  • 1 month ago

Exactly what I needed at this difficult time. Thank you.

  • by Patricia A. Fleming, Trenton, NJ
  • 1 month ago

I love this poem. Not only is it beautifully written, but its message is wonderful. I have been going through very hard times and felt so angry and deserted by God. I lost all my faith in him. But he kept reaching out to me by sending my friend, who never gave up on me, and had introduced me to a Bible study. He just did it again, sending her to me when I begged his help, and today was my first day back to Bible study. I feel God's power and love in me again. Your poem has told my story in such a sweet way. Thank you. You are very talented.

  • by Oduware Stephen
  • 1 month ago

So inspiring. I was touched and humbled by this piece.

  • by Kennedy Justus, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1 year ago

This poem really inspires me. I've read it countless times and each time I read it, it feels like I'm reading it for the first time. The inspiration it brings, beside it being a full preaching sermon message, just leaves me stronger each time.
Thanks Heather Flood

  • by Cayman Islands
  • 4 years ago

This story has been a tremendous encouragement for me and so I decided to share it with my friends so that they can be encourage also and perhaps they will share it with their friends. Has iron sharpen iron so I try to share with others.

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