As the sun peeked over the horizon, hope arose in me.
This hope is like none other.
It lives within me. It is the beating of my heart, the pulse of blood in my veins. It is the cleansing of all my stains.
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you (Isaiah 60:1).
This hope lifts my eyes away from fear, steering me heavenward.
Swirls of temptation surround, forces pulling me down.
But His hope He shares, planting roots in each one as He cares completely.
This hope is love so deep. We cannot touch it, but we trust it.
Oh, hope says I can withstand anything. Hope says I can rise above the enemy’s sting.
When I look left and look right, I see death increasing its fight.
Then, I let hope rise again, this time higher. I trust its power to overcome sin.
See, the darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you (Isaiah 60:2).
So, rise I say, rise.
Reach for His glory coming to meet you.
I don’t usually post poetry here. Not sure how to categorize this. Just know Our Lord wanted this here. So it is for you, whomever reads.
The photo I took this morning from my porch 🙂
How are you faring during this time? Do you believe your faith can grow stronger in times of trouble?
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Hope in Him will carry us!
Love in Christ,