The Temper Tantrum – guest blog by Rita Appel

This week has been a difficult one for me, so I took a break from everything this weekend and rested. My friend Rita graciously agreed to let me use one of her poems. This one spoke to my heart. It’s exactly what I needed to hear right now. Thanks Rita!

The Temper Tantrum

I’m alone in the dark, frightened

No one hears me, my cries, my pleas

I want to do it my way,

Why won’t You let me?

I know what I’m doing,

Why won’t you let me do what I want?

You’re going too slow,

Give me what I want

O God, You are so stubborn!

If only I stopped and listened,

Instead of running away

My child, are you ready to listen now?

I know what you want,

But you must learn to trust Me.

I will always give you

What is best for you,

But it may not be

What you want.

As I stop to listen,

As I do Your Will,

I am no longer alone and afraid,

Your ever waiting arms

Encircling me,

Once again,

Content in Your Love.



  7 comments for “The Temper Tantrum – guest blog by Rita Appel

  1. July 15, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Thanks Dar!

    • July 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      No, thank YOU for letting me use this great poem!! Love it, Rita.

  2. Eunice Roberts-Brown
    July 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks Darlene

    Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:34:40 +0000 To:

  3. Diane Spearing
    July 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks so much for this….

  4. Lisa Luv
    July 16, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Very lovely 🙂

  5. Heather
    July 17, 2013 at 9:25 am

    This poem speaks to all of us. Succinct and true. Love it.

  6. susan steeves
    July 18, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Wow this is a beautiful truthful poem Rita that we can all relate to.Thanks for sharing it

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