Support in Suffering

Do you need me?
I am there.
You cannot see me, yet I am the Light by which you see.
You cannot hear me, yet I speak through your voice and in your every thought.
You cannot feel me, yet I am the power at work in your hands.
I am at work, though you cannot comprehend my ways.
I am at work though you do not recognize my works.
I am not man-made dogma, strange mysteries or superstitious visions.
Only in absolute silence, beyond self, can you know me as I am and, even then, only as a feeling, a cosmic religious feeling.
Yet, I am there, I hear you, my child. Yet, I answer you.
When you need me, I am there!
Even if you deny me, I am there.
Even when you feel most alone, in the fear and wilderness of your disease I am there.
I will never abandon you even in the agony and despair of your pain of flesh or mind.
I am there!
I am there when you pray and when you cannot pray.
I am in you, my child, and you are part of me.
I will help you empty the fear from your tormented heart.
When you yield and get yourself out of the way, I am there.
You can do nothing by yourself.
I can do everything.
I am in all.
I will carry you through the desert.
Though you may not see the good, the good is there because I am there.
I am there because I have to be, because I am.
Only in me can the Universe have meaning.
Only out of me can the Universe take form.
Only because of me does the world go forward.
I am the law upon which depends the movement of the largest sun and the smallest living cell.
I am the love that is the life of all Creation.
I am assurance.
I am peace.
I am one with you.
I am!

Though you fail to find me, I will not fail you.
Though your faith in me is unsure, my faith in you never wavers because you are my blessed child.

I know you and I love you.

Beloved child, know that the door out of your
Black hell of pain and fear will soon open into the Light.
Your agony will be unremembered and eternal peace will soon pillow your head.


This poem was read at the funeral of a man named Edward D., who died of a massive heart attack while being treated for terminal throat cancer. Since, it has been made popular through such websites as The Church of God Anonymous at

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