Saturday, June 1, 2013

In Doubt--By Phyllis Babcock--Canada

In Doubt

Oh Lord, I pray with all my might
That things will turn and go just right
I sit and fret of what will become
Sometimes lose faith and barely hang on.

I tell myself, why are you in doubt
Ask the Lord, ask  the Lord I shout
I should look to the brightness of day
To take all my problems away.

I should not let the darkness within
Precious moments do not come again
Waste of negativity on the mind
Life is passing a moment at a time.

For tomorrow is not promised to any one
We learn of love and joy as we go along
Trials and tribulations will come each day
We are blessed and must trust in His way.

Phyllis Babcock was born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1951 and currently resides in Regina with her husband. She has been blessed with two wonderful sons and daughter-in-laws. She has two grandsons and two granddaughters. She started writing poetry in 2004 and joined Poetry Soup site in 2006. She has been published in two anthologies, On Butterfly Wings and Snippets. Her work has also appeared on and in a local seniors’ newspaper. She feels writing has been a wonderful journey, meeting many new poets and writers along the way.


  1. Thank you, Connie Marcum Wong, for the following comment--

    This is a beautiful and inspirational poem Phyllis. It helps me remember to keep the faith during stressful times. Blessings, Lotus

  2. Dear Phyllis,

    I think many of us feel trapped in the darkness and have doubts at times. As you say so eloquently, we have to hold on to faith that although things aren't going as we'd like them to, we have to trust in God's plan. Beautiful! Love, Carolyn

  3. Very inspiring! Thank you. My sentiments exactly.

  4. Dear Phyllis,

    A true believer.


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

    Wonderful reminder that we must trust the Lord despite the things that baffle us along the way. We walk by faith, and let God tend to the details! Great poem...God Bless you!

  6. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    lovely spiritual write

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

    Hello Karen...A comment on Phyllis Babcock's poem. Tell her that it is reassuring to know that other people have found inspiration and a purpose in life, by using the talent God gave them and sharing their poetry with others.
    God bless...Helen