Trust and Obey


The Maker of Heaven,

Of Earth and the sky

Gives life to His children.

Shows birds how to fly.


Tells the oceans and seas

How far they can come.

Turns them back into clouds

Through rays of the sun.


His knowledge and wisdom

We cannot obtain.

He sees all injustice.

He sees all the pain.


Why trust in your feeble,

Incapable hands,

When He holds your short life

And He has the plan?


Be quiet and listen

He calls on our lives.

Let’s trust what His Word says.

Let’s obey His voice.


“Father, before the noise of business distracts my attention
from Your constant and holy presence,
calm my heart and draw me near to You.
Show me what You have created me to do.
I know You will equip me
to do the work you have called me to do.
You have not called me to a life of safety,
but to a life of obedience.
Teach me what it means to trust and obey You.”

Job 38-39
… where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? …
(You can click on the link above to read two, very humbling,
chapters in the book of Job)

catching glimpses of light 001(Poem and pictures by Heidi Viars, 2013)

About Heidi Viars

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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28 Responses to Trust and Obey

  1. Beautiful photos Heidi!!!

  2. cowboylawyer says:

    The title of this post, Trust and Obey, struck a cord with me because I have written on that exact topic. That is an important theme I recognize from reading Scripture.

  3. Thanks! Thanks for trusting and listening. And for your beautiful poems.

  4. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Thank you, Heidi, for your artful expression which reminds me of my loving Heavenly Father’s unlimited power, creative genius, and unfailing wisdom. “Trust and obey” is the only sensible response. Lord, help me to remember!

  5. Challenged today by your words that he has not called us “to a life of safety but to a life of obedience”. Thank you!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      I think I continue to want to walk back to safety … where I can see and I can control … but how silly is that … He is so much more trustworthy than I … Hope you enjoy the Lord’s day!

  6. Rene Yoshi says:

    Beautiful poem. Trust and Obey, the hymn is one of my favorites. Gorgeous serene images. 🙂

  7. Debbie says:

    This was such a blessing, calming my heart before Him today, knowing He has it all planned out and I can walk out in peace and hope! Thank you and praying for His constant encouragement for you!

  8. So true that our life is short, Heidi. We might as well spend it as He asks and equips us to. Your poem sums this up so eloquently.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  9. Heidi, so many Christians want to skip the obedience part but it is crucial to a close walk with God. Thanks. Love the top picture.

  10. Skye says:

    Truly beautiful. 🙂

  11. Caddo says:

    Great post, Heidi! Pastor Robert Morris did a recent message in which he featured Job–and for the first time, I understood that book. I love when that happens, getting good teaching that just lights up God’s Word!! God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo

  12. Lovely post Heidi … top photo really beautiful … just finished reading through the Book of Job (again) … fall into the wisdom of God xxx

  13. theywhoseek says:

    Absolutely breath taking Heidi ~ Blessings ~

    • Heidi Viars says:

      I took those last week on my walk … HE is breath taking, Deborah … I am in awe of Him and His kindness to me … He is so worth pursuing … in obeying Him we find such marvelous treasures … blessings to you, dear one!

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