Monday, May 2, 2022

Devotion Led in May

I think this month, I will be helping myself out and if it helps anyone else - wonderful.  I will be happy that God used me.  But it is going to be fairly selfishness on my part.  I am listening to some meditative prayers and devotions and have decided to use them as a starting point for some poetry.  Some will rhyme, others will not; some may be Haiku (short and sweet), some may be long.  If this is not your cup of tea this month, please hang in there!  I will be writing more in June.  I have lots of things to work through in my present season, and I need to remember that my troubles will not last.  I need to see my troubles in a different way.  My lens of hope has clouded and I need to get myself right and see with the right perspective.  Thank you for indulging me.  Thank you for reading, if you have stuck around.  If you are tiptoeing out, please peek around the corner to check on me again later!


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There is a time to....


in the Bible

never did it say

there is a time to


If you are

still here

If you are

seeing a day

then you are here

for a reason

in this season.

Praise through the pain

the hardships

the dark

it is not about

the circumstances

It's not about you.

Rejoice regardless

you are better

than you know

his plan is better 

than anything you know

Rejoice that he is

with you in your days

of trouble,

of despair,

in valleys.

These days

are not forever

All things work

together for good

There is a time to


you are not alone

and to trust

God to do what he

knows is best. 

He may lead you into a storm

but he will bring you out


By Donna JT Smith, 2022


  1. Amen, good luck and my prayers are with you.

  2. I'm not religious but this is a well-written, comforting poem.


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