Trust God Into the Abyss

As a therapist and spiritual director, I often see psychological problems such as anxiety and depression originate from a distrust in God. When we don’t trust God with our future, fear and worry begin to grow. Regrets from our past can also stem from a distrust in God’s ability to forgive and give us a clean slate.

When we truly trust God, we can be fully present in our lives. We free ourselves from bondage, experiencing true freedom in Christ.

I wrote this poem to express how trusting God releases us from our own self-imposed, personal world of suffering. It has been said if we take the leap, He will either catch us or teach us to fly.

Trust God into the Abyss

Trusting God is leaping into the abyss
Only to find and receive His loving Kiss

Fear and hurry fade away to no worry
Time stands still with no need to scurry

The tightness of anxiety dissolves
My trepidation quiets to resolve

The sadness has no place
As I focus only on my sweet Lord's Face

Depression of the foreboding looming past
Falls away removing my false insecure mask

Confidence in a new day and a new way
Replace the lies of what my mind used to say

Joy and hope shine through
As I can and finally see God's Truth

The dark clouds of night's disbelief
Give way removing my sullen morose grief

Solace is now to be found
Only God's Word makes me sound

I reach into the blind night
Finding His Hand to give me sight

Love and mercy in my heart prevail
I see myself no longer afraid and frail

God is there, as always, to lead me through
Though before I never trusted and knew

He is my shelter and my rock
I do not fear the crowds that mock

My salvation is safely resting in Him
I no longer place my security in them

The world can never take my given Grace
For my hope and faith are in my Jesus' Case

So now I savor and move through life
Never fearing or frightened of any strife

Trusting in God is leaping into the abyss
Only to find and receive His loving Kiss

This, my friend, you do not want to miss

Trust is one of God's most generous gifts
It is what raises me up and eternally lifts

-Dr. Rhonda Milner

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."
Proverbs 3:5-6

"For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love." Psalm 33:4-6

"Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always." 
1 Chronicles 16:11

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

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