Voice of the Spies

Like the Israelites on the verge
of entering the Promised Land
I sometimes heed the voice of
the ten nay-saying spies
I make decisions
hold onto hopes
based on what I can accomplish
in my own power
I see only the obstacles
and the giants who oppose me

I want instead to trust my God

Like Joshua and Caleb
who spied the same land as the other ten
who saw the same giants
not as insurmountable obstacles
but as evidence that God would provide

Help me Lord to trust
You will overcome my obstacles
You will slay my giants
You will give me what You have promised
A life flowing with milk and honey

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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13 Responses to Voice of the Spies

  1. lillian says:

    A beautiful poem about the essence of faith.

  2. Your poems inspire me to keep trusting God. This is also very eloquently expressed.

  3. sanaarizvi says:

    Love the message of trust and power in your words 💖

  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good point: With our own power there are only obstacles and giants in the way.

  5. kanzensakura says:

    I enjoyed this so much especially the trust in God. So wise and so very true!

  6. Great analogy. When God is for us, who can be against? I like how you told this as a poetic narrative full of confidence.

  7. Grace says:

    Love that message of trust and power !

  8. scotthastiepoet says:

    Linda, really like the telling way you tackle the issue of having faith here and how transformative that process can be…

  9. I’m happy for you to have found your faith

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