In the Midst of Waves

Frustrated and feeling alone,

yet not alone

I say, “I’ve had enough,” and God hears me.

He sends a sparrow that sings into my state,

calming me, assuring me, letting me know

everything will be okay.


o but the tempest comes!

the thunder roars!

And I am nearly drowned

in the tsunami’s rage.


But I do not drown,

I do not die.

Indeed all is well.


The sparrow comes

and performs,

it always delivers;

it never leaves.


And I am calm and joyful, even

in the midst of waves.