A few years ago I found this and I found HOPE ...all be it very gradually !
THE LIGHT OF HOPE
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 light 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. 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 we are enjoying some calm blue sea for a few days ...again [that is why I am re-posting this ;) ]