Poem: Don’t You Think That God


Don’t you think that God

Strips and scatters the leaves,

Brown and withered,

From winter’s tree

So the inner tree can rest–

Awaiting with anticipation the coming buds of spring?

Through winds and weather,

The LORD God takes away

Any unnecessary hindrance,

Leaving the tree

Only bare bark and limbs.

From the outside,

It looks wasteful.

Maybe even heartless and murderous.

Because the tree was ready to stay green

In that place,

Forever. . .

But it wasn’t meant to be.

Its barren arms, arching to the sky,

Once luxuruiously covered in sleek foilage,

Is now a reminder to those passing by

Of the seasons in life.

And God’s ultimate plan.

You see, He has a better vision

For the tree–

For you, for me–

Spring will come. . .the new leaf will unfold. . .

The flower will gloriously bloom,


(Copyright @ Sislyn Stewart, 2012)

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “As far as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55: 8-9, 11 NASB

I’m so glad I can trust in my Heavenly Father to know what’s best for me. . . I just have to trust in His vision, His plan. Do you feel the same?

Lookin’ up,


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