Courage stands when winds deface,

Courage keeps strong roots in place;

Courage dares to hope for more

When circumstances hiss and roar.

At times of pressure, Courage kneels,

At times of trouble, Courage feels;

For Courage knows it holds the keys

To feed a starving world –

Its seeds.

14 comments on “Courage

  1. lylekrahn says:

    I like that. Courage is a great commodity to keep in good supply.

  2. Debbie says:

    Wonderful poem about courage, Melody! Thank you! The oak trees here hold onto some of their leaves through winter . .and I’ll think of your poem when I see them!

  3. Caddo Veil says:

    This is SO beautiful, Melody!!

  4. Heidi Viars says:

    oh boy.. on a wimpy day like today .. I NEEDED this!!! How we can trust Him to be with us… it reminded me of
    Isaiah 58:9-11
    “Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
    You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
    If you remove the yoke from your midst,
    The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,
    And if you give yourself to the hungry
    And satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
    Then your light will rise in darkness
    And your gloom will become like midday.
    “And the Lord will continually guide you,
    And satisfy your desire in scorched places,
    And give strength to your bones;
    And you will be like a watered garden,
    And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.

  5. LBT says:

    Melody, what a gift you have! You fashion words together in such a moving and powerful way. I’m transported every time I read.

  6. I feel like I am living this poem right now. I love the line courage dares to hope for more when circumstances hiss and roar. Without courage their can never be faith.

    • melodylowes says:

      Then take heart – when your circumstances look the most bleak, God is working in the dark to shed His light on them! Diamonds are only valuable after their time under extreme heat and pressure..

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