Back in 2001 when I was having a really bad time of ill health I became very aware of God's hand in the struggle I was having to know which was to turn and the upshot was I wrote this poem. I have been told by several people it has been an encouragement to them so I'm posting it here in case it might help someone. Praise to God who gave me the words if so. In love and prayer Music Teacher (UK) The Journey I heard the voice of God as he called me down the road But I felt I couldn’t follow for I had a heavy load “Come close my child” he said, as I shook my head at him “This journey is for everyone, so let us now begin.” We walked a while and talked some more and soon it was quite clear That when God calls you must respond, He wants us all to hear, I put my hand in his and I followed down His track, And tempted though I was at times, I never did look back. For God has chosen out a path, the way that we must go For some it will be “jet speed” for others just “go slow” But whether rocky, smooth or steep, for each of us it’s true God’s journey is a special one - it’s just for Him and you. So place a toe along that road, walk forward to that place Which God has marked out just for you - your very personal space, The rails are there, you won’t collide, this journey has small strife For God has sent a mighty guide, the Way, the Truth, the Life. Yes, Jesus knew the journey for it took Him to the cross It was for us God sent him, though it was His greatest loss, Our journey’s driver never fails, he’s with us night and day So, “all aboard”, let’s start out now, as God shows us His way.