I Want To Be LIke This Corn Stalk

 Each time I drive by this single corn stalk in the field near our house, I think…

I want to be like this corn stalk. I want to be strong enough in my faith in God to stand strong – and alone if necessary.

DSC_9329I want to trust God when the news is frightening.

Because He said I should.

I want to show love to the person who is being cruel to me.

Because He said I should

I want to live a life of joy when things are tough.

Because He said I should.

I want to show patience when waiting is difficult.

Because He said I should.

DSC_9331But sometimes…

I worry when I should pray.

I react with words of frustration when I should wait.

I complain when things are not as I like.

I am impatient when I think God is moving too slow.


I am grateful for a loving God who patiently molds and makes me (even when I make mistakes) and I know that when I trust in Him, and wait on Him, He will give me strength to stand strong and tall – just like the corn stalk


Plant your roots in Christ and let him be the foundation for your life. Be strong in your faith, just as you were taught. And be grateful. Colossians 2:7 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

2 thoughts on “I Want To Be LIke This Corn Stalk

  1. I have read this post 3 times now. What a wonderful, blessed reminder of how God wants us to be. Thank you for posting this, Doris! I really needed to read that tonight!

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