My young friend Millie Naylor wrote the poem below. I’m so thankful she allowed me to share it with you.
You don’t have to say a word,
You don’t even have to open your mouth,
For the Lord will hear your silent screams for help.
There are struggles you face
When you turn your back to God,
Things that lead you down a dark path,
As you’re blinded by the devil,
Sucked into worldly ways,
Only to get stuck in your own sin like quicksand,
The more you struggle,
The faster you sink,
And you’re already in waist-deep.
In all these struggles,
There will be times where two paths meet
And you will have a chance to choose what’s right.
In that moment,
I hope you remember
You never have to say a word,
You never even have to open your mouth
Because the Lord always hears your silent screams for help.