Welcome to Poetry.com

Poetry.com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world — collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors.

Navigate through our poetry database by subjects, alphabetically or simply search by keywords. You can submit a new poem, discuss and rate existing work, listen to poems using voice pronunciation and even translate pieces to many common and not-so-common languages.

Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Floundering faith

Royston 1946 (Reading)

I have lost my faith and drifted away.
My zeal has all gone and I cannot pray.
The church is an anathema to me
and is the last place that I want to be.

Those many years in which I attended
are forgotten now my faith has ended.
Something in me has diminished and died
and as it disappeared I wept and cried.

I feel so angry and very uptight
and wonder if things will ever be right.
I want to run but cannot quite let go
Just what will happen now I do not know.

Then Jesus said, "My child do you not know
that I will never, ever let you go."
"I understand what you are going through
and will walk along this rough road with you."

"My love for you is so great and so free
and is much stronger than your love for me."
"Remember that I stand here at your side
with arms all inviting and opened wide."

It took some time, but I’ve worked it through
and Jesus helped me to know what to do.
The years have passed since I drifted away
but I have come back to Jesus that day.

About this poem

Sometimes we let go of Jesus but He never lets go of us

Font size:

Submitted by royston on July 28, 2021

1:01 min read


Still experimenting with poetry and still learning more…

All Royston poems | Royston Books

FAVORITE (2 fans)

Discuss this Royston poem with the community:



Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


"Floundering faith" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 19 Sep. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/105884/floundering-faith>.

Become a member!

Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

Browse Poetry.com


Are you a poetry master?

The long poem “The Waste Land” was written by which poet?
  • A. W. H. Auden
  • B. Emma Lazarus
  • C. T. S. Eliot
  • D. C. S Lewis

Our favorite collection of

Famous Poets