Even in the toughest times, you're not alone. God is by your
He's the strong one you can rely on.
I wrote this poem to encourage a friend and have since shared
it with many others.
It empathises with the fears flooding your mind
when faced with a time of trial, and looks forward to better times
When it looks like you're at the end of the road,
When it seems as if your back is to the wall ,
It's the way you look at a situation
that turns it into something you can handle
or makes it fearsome, intimidating
something you want to run away from.
And fear feeds upon fear,
Until it is monstrous, gigantic, larger than life
something you just can't cope with
on the strength of your own frail resources.
And fear makes you vulnerable to attack---
Defensive, powerless, you withdraw into your shell
And hope that the storm blows over
without too much damage to your life.
But let me tell you, my friend,
You are not alone.
You have the strength of the Almighty to draw from
In your time of deepest need.
He will never let you down,
No, not even when you've reached
he lowest of the low points in your life.
He loves you and will guide you
through the lashing waves,
Shelter you from the stormy winds
and bring you to an oasis of peace.
He is within you, around you, above you, below you,
Behind you and before you,
Anywhere you go.
And with His mighty power
No problem is too great to solve.
Have faith, and do not be afraid ---
This time of trial will soon be over.
Reach out to those who care for you.
You don't have to be the "strong one" all the time.
And even from this troubled time
You will find some positive changes in your life emerge
And like the coconut tree that bends in the wind,
You will spring up tall and strong
After the storm is over.
Trixie Asirvatham has an MA in Psychology from
the University of Delhi and a Diploma in Advertising from Xavier Institute of
Communications, Bombay, India. She has 20+ years of experience in Advertising
Copywriting and Creative Management at leading advertising agencies in Delhi
and Bombay, from Hindustan Thompson Associates to Chaitra Leo Burnett, Ogilvy
& Mather and MAA Bozell.
Trixie enjoys reading, singing, playing the piano and guitar,
writing skits and organising family entertainment programmes. Presently she
works as a freelance copywriter.