We live in scary times.
Conflicts around the world fill news shows with images of death and destruction.
Changing weather patterns create monster storms and natural disasters that shock and horrify us.
Rising prices make us wonder if we’ll be able to afford gasoline for the car - or food for the table.
Dreadful illnesses that we thought were a thing of the past are making a comeback. Medical care - and the drugs to manage disease - are increasingly unavailable to those who need them most.
Despite modern conveniences, people today have less leisure time than their great-grandparents. Families have less time together than ever before, with family meals more memory than reality. The divorce rate is at an all-time high, and rising annually.
Is it any wonder that stress is epidemic among us? How can we hope to find peace in a world filled with pain?
God will make a way, where there is none that you can see. . .
It’s easy to forget that we’re not alone, that we move through life accompanied by the Angels and our loving Creator. In the midst of our pain, we may not hear the gentle guidance and assurance they offer us.
We need something to bring us back to the truths that have guided countless generations.
Like a lighthouse shining in the darkness, Only Trust - the poem and image by the Angel Ladies - is a beacon of hope.
When life seems too hard, too hopeless, Only Trust reminds us that there is a Divine Plan and that, despite the pain of the moment, all will be well.
Nothing is too hard for God, in whose image you are made...
What People are saying:
I’ve placed my print in a place of pride on my desk and I cherish it. L.W., Ontario
The poem and photo together are perfect together. I’m sure it is ‘the new Footprints.’ Thank you so much for sharing it with me. My favourite poem of the poem is the part about the sparrow and God not letting me fall. This is so comforting. Thanks again for this lovely inspiration. I will read it every morning as a good way to start each day. L.C. Niagara-on-the-Lake
"Only Trust" is a truly inspirational poem and the imagery and symbolism captured in the photograph expresses its message beautifully. Can't wait for my order of greeting cards to arrive to share with family and friends! Thanks so much.
I have the print beside my computer, so every time I look up, I see it. There’s something so comforting and affirming about those words. It helps me remember that even when times are tough, I’m not alone.
When I read it, I teared up. It’s just what I needed to hear right now. I will carry my card with me and read it when I get stressed. A.J., Louisiana
This is so wonderful. The picture is our life - just keep on going and you will get through the dark times, and the message is so true. S.H., New York
I love this poem, when I read it I could feel myself getting more peaceful. It is just what I needed to give me courage.
The opening lines of the poem came easily to Rev. Jean Porche, the author, but nothing more. Over a period of years, she tried to complete it, but her attempts all seemed forced and trite.
It was during a severe illness that the breakthrough came. Lying in bed, suffering pain and high fevers, unable to pray, she called on her Guardian Angel to pray in her place. In response, she heard the opening lines run through her mind, endlessly repeating. God will make a way where there is none that you can see.
The lines became her prayer and her comfort through the long sleepless nights. As she began her recovery, the poem teased at her until she returned to her computer, thinking she might try once more to complete the poem. This time, though, the words came easily and, to her surprise, the poem was finished in the time it took to type the words she received.
Bishop Deb is an avid photographer who’d studied photojournalism in her younger days. It wasn’t unusual for her to grab her camera on her way out the door to run errands.
Years before, on a trip to the Haliburton region of Ontario, she’d taken dozens of photographs. There was one, though, that came to mind as she read the poem.
It wasn’t a picture of much, actually, and at the time, she hadn’t intended to take it. It was just a rocky path leading down to the lake, which wasn’t even visible in the shot. Nevertheless, she had a nagging feeling that she had to photograph it, so she did.
Now, reading Only Trust, she realized that this image was the perfect one to accompany the little poem. As she brought it out, the photograph revealed its secret. The photo of the path leading to the unseen lake was a perfect metaphor for the journey of life!
The shadowy path, strewn with stones and debris, like the days of struggle that face us all.... The peaceful forest on either side, filled with beauty like the little joys of life we so often miss... And, straight ahead, the brilliant light...both the respite that awaits us and the Light that guides us, if we but only trust...
In person, the print is crystal clear with vibrant colour. The copy below gives you an idea of its beauty, but will dissuade scalpers from downloading as an image and violating copyright.
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