As I set my belongings down, I noticed a small booklet lying open on my dresser. It was a tiny book of religious poems. A paper clip was holding it open to the current page. Across the top of the page in bold print were the words, "Faith Is Stronger Than My Fears". I read the poem and allowed the tears to flow freely. When I could finally see clearly, I went out to hug my mom and to thank her for the encouragement.
My memory is a lot like Swiss cheese. There are many things I simply cannot seem to remember, but that memory is so clear and vivid. And when I stumbled across the same phrase today, I knew I had to share the poem with you, for I've saved the book of poems all these years. That's how much it means to me!
For there is darkness everywhere
And troubles pile around my door
Like autumn leaves forevermore.
Like I am stuck in yesterday
My heart is beating like a drum
I try to pray, but words won’t come
And hope is born within my eyes
A rainbow forms among my tears
For faith is stronger than my fears