Saturday, April 14, 2018

Faith's Journey--By Charlene McCutcheon--United States

Faith's Journey

Life seemed to bring on one difficulty after another!                  
"You must go to the doctor,” said a caring brother.
"Use wisdom in all things;” advice from the comforter.
My wisdom was, “Doctors can't help, so why bother.”

Somewhere in the midst of these conflicting opinions,                 
two thoughts calmed doubt, fear and the evil minions.
"It's by grace you are saved;” 'tis the Lord's dominion.
"After all I could do,” was my appointed conviction.

The 'Father of medicine' spoke great words of wisdom.           
"Let medicine be your food and food be your medicine."
Following his advice, I studied, then added more doctrine,
"Get a blessing.” To outsiders, I knew it was uncommon.

Doing all I could, still, illness lingered, and I asked why?         
Did it mean I needed to be more patient or was I to die?
"What more is there to be done?” was my adamant cry;
not willing to go to the doctor because drugs were a lie.

He kindly encouraged me, brother’s desire to be satisfied.         
Reluctantly I made an appointment, swallowing my pride.
"Nothing can be done. No drugs!” the doctor verified.
So humbly having done all, upon Jesus I've wholly relied.

Charlene McCutcheon is a 78-year-old wife and mother of seven, grandmother of 30, great grandmother of 20. She lives in Manti, Utah. She loves life and people.


  1. boy, quite a story here. Yes, despite advances in medical science, I think we're all in God's hands

    1. Thank you Jack. I surely wouldn't advocate others not going to the doctor, but following their own conscience. I have not found a drug that I have not had an severe adverse reactions to so therefore I am of nec essity relying wholly upon God.

  2. There are times in our life when we find we must rely on our faith in God for healing, whatever that healing may be. Great poem!

    1. Thank you so much Dwight for your comment. God heals us each in different ways. He is healing me from the inside out, in other words giving me more patience, trust, hope, love for His word, and faith as I rely wholly upon him.

  3. Dear Charlene,

    Faith can be a healer, a lovely poem. Thank you for sharing.

    Best wishes,

    1. Inge, thank you so much for your kind evaluation of my poem and for allowing me to share it with all my special friends here on Whisper's. What a joy to be able to share my heart and not be censured for it. I realize not all are of my faith and I pray I do not step on anyone's toes by expressing mine. I love you all.
      Sincerely, Charlene

  4. I like this Charlene,
    This a very good journey in faith.
    Knight Writer

    1. Yancy, Your kind comment touched me. It indeed is a good journey because it ended well, in spite of the fact it began in difficulty. Sometimes difficult circumstances cause one to become humble and bow the knee. In my case it resulted in a great blessing. Who knows if I will be healed in this life or not. No matter. I know the Lord loves me and is mindful of my situation and will work out all things for my good because I love Him.

    2. I share in your great humble love for Jesus Charlene.
      Knight Writer

  5. Hi Charlene. Thank you for sharing with us your well-written poem. We are all on a journey in this thing called life and your poem helps us to understand some of the difficulties and rewards of this journey. In Jesus is my trust as well. Continued blessings!


    1. Thank you dear Maurice, you are always so kind and encouraging. Blessing to you too.