Walk That Road Together   Leave a comment

 

 

Sometimes there’s things we say or do

we think will help or inspire along the way

when our road or path, smooth or rough

teaching patience and perseverance are essential qualities,

but, when we haven’t either, or running on short supply,

we feel discouraged or depressed and meander through our day,

we pray for needed strength that we might be

refreshed, revived, renewed.

There are times when we feel we carry on alone

we stumble and we struggle,

and the road again a rocky path once more;

we wish it gone, and hope for a better day.

Yet we smile, hold high our head, and say,

“I’m fine,” Pretending all well instead.

But, our lives are not meant to go it alone,

so take the hand of a friend, or one you’ve come to know,

share your journey, your life, your aspirations, your dreams,

and walk that road with them; being there for each other.

And if they should be the one who falls, then be the one who helps them

up. encourage and support as you each draw strength along the  way

Praying together through those times, embracing each new day,

trusting God to lead, whatever comes, what may.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Joyce E. Mannhalter © Sept. 2021

Footnotes:   I wrote the above poem thinking about the story of David and Jonathan in the old testament in I Samuel. When David was about to become the new king of Israel, Saul the present king, father of David’s  friend Jonathan  became jealous, angry and wicked, determined to kill David to keep the throne. Jonathan stood by and protected David with a plan to save him, even when his own life was in jeopardy.

I believe that whatever our situation or need whether it be one of great significance or not we just need one that will stand beside us, encourage us, pray with us, listen and be there as a friend who cares.  JEM

Posted September 29, 2021 by Joyce in Inspirational Poems, My Photos, My Writings, Poems, poetry

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