Believe Me – It Wasn’t Easy (Poem by Marcella Krisel)

Believe Me – It Wasn’t Easy (Poem by Marcella Krisel)

Believe Me– It Wasn’t Easy

For far too long
I played host to a problem
That I thought was up to me to solve.
I wrestled with it daily—
Denouncing, entreating, resenting it.
Unfortunately, it thrived
On all this attention
And the free room and board.
Finally, at a particularly low point
Of human discouragement
I was spurred into immediate
Action of a different sort
By a flash of insight:

“I can of mine own self do nothing.”

In what seemed then
To be a fit of recklessness
(Almost irresponsibility)
I tossed that problem out,
Out—with all its trappings—
From under my protective shadow
Into the bright sunshine.
There the light of Truth and Love,
Unimpressed, serenely
Dissolved and displaced it
In a matter of moments.

(quote from John 5:30)

  Believe me it wasn't easy poem by Marcella Krisel

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. John gregory 4 years ago

    I can smell the meadows…home…

  2. Sue Krevitt 4 years ago

    I so so need to be reminded that I can’t do anything…God does it all.
    I am reflection, reflection, reflection … only!

    (Not a bad job though.)

  3. Diane 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing

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