In the midst of life’s pain and darkness there sounds a note of joy.
It is the call of Hope reminding us of its presence within our thorny circumstances.
And as we tune our hearts to listen, we find its melody is like music to our ears.
Souls seek solace in hope’s calm waters. Bathe in its warm glow.
We lift our heads above the waves, resist the winds blowing us sideways, and we drift slowly toward the pull of soothing streams.
We already have a Lifebelt around our waist to keep us afloat, holding us steady.
Now we see how Hope also companions our days and defends us against dark night’s covering.
So we surrender to its sound as our souls contribute their own harmony.
God is here. We are safe. Hope rises strong. We can face another day.
Grace and Hope join hands to lift us to a better place.
Hope sings out loud with joyful
sound like an uncaged bird perched
within a confident trusting soul
who sees life complete and whole
Another may quake and shake
and be all of a flutter
with an anxious heart prone to
quail, splutter and falter
Hope is like a light
burning on the inside
A flame often wavering, slim
we must tend to keep it alive
God doesn’t bow to our
indecent haste, our nervous
exhaustion when life is viewed
like a marathon race
His ways are ones of
unhurried, restful peace
with hope ascending high
as it’s lubricated by
the oil of Holy Spirit ease
And we can remain calm
when our Hope is secure
while we rest in God’s arms
and trust an unknown future
to a faithful, risen Saviour
This is day 28 of write-31-days with five-minute-free-writes. Today I’m linking up with fellow writing friends for ‘Tell His Story at Jennifer’s place and ‘Coffee for your Heart’ at Holley’s site.
And it’s also my last contribution to this writing challenge. Family will be staying over and I hope to unwind and spend some precious quality time with them. Thank you for reading.
I’ve taken part here on a weekly basis but most of these #write31days posts can be found over at my other site ‘Words of Joy’ if you’d like to catch up with them while I take a break. Blessings and love to you as you rest in our eternal Hope of Christ for this life and beyond. Joy ❤
4 thoughts on “Hope sings a joyful song”
Beautiful, Joy! All your poems are. 🙂 I love the thought of hope being “lubricated by the oil of the Holy Spirit.” Have a wonderful time with your family! Blessings and hugs!
Thanks, Trudy! I did enjoy having family to stay. It’s always hard to say goodbye but my body welcomes the quiet and rest afterwards! Bless you for your kind thoughts and prayers. Xx
Thank you Joy. It’s a new encouragent!
Thank you, Aritha! I’m so pleased you found encouragement here. Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply to you. I’m still playing catch up with life as usual. Bless you! 🙂 x