If You Say I’m Your Daughter

May 13, 2021

By Krista Lynn Weeks


If You say I’m Your daughter, why do I

So utterly defenseless seem to be

Against all storms afire in the sky,

Against all hurricanes that stir the sea?

I’m searching for the eye amid my soul

Where I can go for comfort amidst the tides.

Instead of a calming eye, I find a hole,

A vortex, sucking on blue irides.

I must be more resilient against the world,

Or else I will be overcome by waves

Of wants, desires, dreams, all smashed and swirled.

They have no power when I lock Your gaze.

I hold no fear of the future when I know:

You give Your best to me when waters flow.


Krista Lynn Weeks has been dreaming up stories since she was nine years old. While she enjoys writing poetry, her passion is children’s literature. She’s a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and she’s currently revising a middle-grade novel. When Krista’s not writing, you can find her reading and discussing classic literature, singing in church, or tap dancing in the kitchen. She lives in Northern California with her pastor husband and their hilarious cat, Lilac.


  1. Christa L Gettys

    I am a very devout Christian, have been my entire life. Even the time I swore God off forever and said I’d have nothing to do with Him, He had abandoned me- I’ve always come back to search for the love I’ve been told about my entire life.

    I KNOW Heavenly Father and Jesus, The Holy Ghost speaks to me sometimes. I have spoken with Jesus in visions, Heavenly Father has given me guidance with actual words I’ve heard in my mind and that burned in my soul as a witness it was from Him.

    But, I’ve never felt His paternal love. I’ve never been embraced by the feeling of what I think a father’s love is. I’ve never felt a mortal father’s love. Perhaps God’s love is something else?

    At 51 years old, having done all that I have in my life, the good the bad and the ugly, I am at the very lowest point I have ever been. And trust me, I’ve been in some horrible places. Yet, I’ve never felt more alone, I try to liken myself to Job, that when I FINALLY die, I will be at peace and know His love.

    I am curious how Ms. Weeks came by her first and middle name. Mine is almost exactly the same- Christa Lynn (Smith was my maiden name)

    • P.K

      That sounds really tough! I’ve never been there, so I can’t speak from experience, but I would strongly encourage you to read the story of the Cross over and over. Maybe you could do a Bible study on God’s love, and ask Him to help you to know His love in a personal – rather than academic – way. It has become the joy of my life, and it can be for you, too!!! Don’t give up! He longs for His love to known here and now on this earth. It is possible!!!
      I would also encourage you to read Ephesians 1 and 2 and write down everything it says we (those who have repented of their sin and believed on the name of Jesus) are, what our identity is. It is really powerful. And it is our reality, on days when we feel like it and days when we don’t.
      Know that I am praying for you and cheering you on as you discover the deep, deep love of Jesus!!!
      “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: that in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:4-7

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  3. Kylie S. Pierce

    Wow… This describes almost exactly what I’m dealing with right now. You are a true poet.


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