Thursday, August 8, 2013

Just a Whisper--By Helen Dowd--Canada

Just a Whisper

Based on Mathew 11:28-30                                 

When you're feeling sad and lonely, and you're ready to despair,
And you think that those around you do not care;
When your health is gone, your money too, and life seems so unfair,
Take your problems to the Lord, and with Him share.

But your soul is dry and thirsty, and you feel too faint to pray,
And the devil tells you God is far away,
It is then you need assurance: go to Him without delay.
Just a whispered plea is all you need convey.

What you say is not important; of your cry God is aware.
He is more than willing for your load to bear.
He'll be standing by and waiting: He can hear you anywhere.
Be assured that God is listening for your prayer.

Jesus Christ, the Lord is bidding, "Come. On Me your burdens lay;
Then the worries of your life shall little weigh.
If you rest on Me, your Savior, I will take your cares away.
I am holding out My hands to you today."

Helen Dowd enjoys spending time at her computer, along side her husband of 56 years, writing poetry, story poems, stories about pets and life in general, as well as inspirational and Bible stories. She has one book published. Her stories and poems have been published in several Anthologies. She is presently a caregiver for her husband and sister, two dogs, three cats and 4 goldfish…Email address:


  1. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    Hi Helen, Your poem is edifying and uplifting...I cannot imagine my life apart from the Lord, for He is my all and all. Your poem was a blessing to read. Wonderful message! Thanks for sharing it! God Bless you, Christine

    1. Thank you, Helen Dowd for the following comment--

      Thank Christine for her comment.

  2. Beautiful message giving all who read you - hope. I know for myself, I would be lost without the Lord in my corner. A joy reading you this morning...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  3. Dear Helen,

    Thank you for your comments today. It's people like you that make Whispers the supportive community I am striving for. I also appreciate having your wonderful poetry to share with others.


  4. Helen, I needed to hear this poem of hope today and you helped me more than you know. When things go wrong, we have to rely on our Lord. He may not act as we wish, but He will always lead us on the correct path if we accept his guidance. Truly uplifting poem and very well written. Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire