Tuesday, 20 January 2009

The Light of Hope

A few years ago I found this ...and I found HOPE ...all be it very gradually !


By Moonlight

When you are down the bottom of the dark pit, look for the light of hope. It
is stronger and brighter than a million candles burning in your heart. It is
precious and unique and you will never lose it.

Sometimes strong winds blow and the flames flicker and grow dim but, when
the wind dies and all is calm, the glow is once again ignited to shine the
lights beauty and radiance upon us all. Never doubt that you have this flame
within you. Sometimes we forget to look for it and we flounder around in the
darkness wondering where we are.

All around you there is life and happiness - reach out and touch it for it
will be attracted to your light and be yours if you have the faith to accept
it. There is hope in that light of yours and you never lose it entirely
because hope is eternal and, like a circle, keeps the windows of our minds
alight so that the darkness will not engulf us entirely.

So you keep enduring through the rain and the cold climbing a huge mountain
in the dark - sometimes backwards and blindfolded. And then one day a small
beam of light filters through - you squint and wonder what it is.

It is the light of hope for it does exist. But first you must endure the
worst elements, the worst pain, terror, confusion and misery but, when you
reach the top of the mountain, look back down and realise, while standing in
the light, the journey you have made. Then you will know why the light of
hope exists.

And if you ever feel lost as though in a maze again - you're not. For during
the day all the wonders of mother nature will keep you company to buffer you
from pain and loneliness. And at night, the beauty of the constellation
continues to shine with the moon and the stars always there, even behind
dark clouds and rain, the planets always shine for you.

Yes life can be cruel and cold, but remember that there is love and
understanding in the light of hope to wrap around you and shelter and protect
you. Rejoice in the progress you have made each day for you have travelled a
long winding track in your journey to find some happiness.
May it always be yours in the light of hope.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

This verse has been a favourite of mine for a long time I knew I was in His grip but sometimes I felt I was slipping away ...
I came to realise we must be the one to be the change . I know we must also believe in ourselves and our unlimited potential even when things do not go as planned.

I am so thankful for HOPE ...it gives me strength to go on, makes my heart flutter with joy and gives me peace that I am not alone.

PS - All is well and I hope to be enjoying some calm blue sea for a few days with my family.
PPS -I found a new site for images ...called Morguefiles

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Ching Ya said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post. Yes, we're so blessed, for we have Hope in our lives. "Cast all your anxiety to Him for He cares for you", and in Him, we found love, peace and hope. ^^

Lilly's Life said...

Thanks Trish its just beautiful. Hope is all we have sometimes.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

@ Ching Ya - yes so true I like that verse too.

@ Lilly - yes we hold onto hope when we are at the end of a rope.

Debbie said...

Great post and perfect day for it.

Anonymous said...

Hi from WTBAY! Thanks for sharing this with everyone...it is something I'm going to save and read every time I'm down and feel like things are hopeless...

Mistress B said...


Jenn said...

That scripture from Jeremiah is one of my favorites - I've even got it up on my fridge. Lovely post, Trish.

Anonymous said...

I love both the poem and the verse that you shared. And I'm glad to find some blogs that still feel (like I do) that ultimately God is in charge. That has been a particular struggle for me. Another "hopeful" verse that I really like comes from Romans 8. vs 25:

"But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience and composure." (AMP)

I am definitely short on the patience part, but it serves to remind me that God doesn't deal in the seen, but in the unseen, and that what I hope for will one day be reality.

Again, thank you for the inspiring words.

Cosmetic Tattooist - Melbourne said...

If you put positive things into the world they come back to you!

noooo said...

thank u. i really need a little morale boost now ``` I enjoy reading your post

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