The Promise and the Hope
Written by Kendra Roberts
When Darkness starts to threaten,
And it seems you’ve lost the Light of Day,
When storm clouds roll on the horizon,
And the Sun’s brightness fades,
When no one stands beside you,
And you face the storm alone,
When all faces are those of strangers,
And all friends are gone,
When the great Unknown looms ahead,
And all that’s familiar is behind,
When the path is straight and narrow,
And the mountaintop is too high to reach,
When the Life is uncertain,
And you’ve lost the will to go on…
Just remember where you came from,
Where you were in the past.
Remember the trials and tribulations
That seemed would never end!
And remember the One who said He would
Be with you and stand by you,
No matter what the cost.
Just remember how He brought you out
Of the deep, miry clay.
Remember how He set your feet
On a solid Rock to stay.
Remember how He put a new song in your heart
To sing of His praises!
Although right now it may seem
That your circumstances are dreary
And it may seem that the Darkness
Will blot out the Light of Day.
It may seem that the storm is on the horizon,
And the Sun’s brightness is gone.
Perhaps no one stands beside you,
And you face the storm alone.
Maybe strangers surround you,
And you cannot find a friend.
The Unknown lies ahead,
And the familiar is left behind.
The pathway is straight and narrow,
And the mountaintop is too high.
Life has become Uncertain,
And you do not want to go on.
God is still before you,
On your right hand and on your left.
His angels still surround you,
And in His arms you will find rest.
He will not let you fall,
Nor will He let you slip.
His hand will guide you
Through the storm, through the night,
And on to the Brightest Light.
His voice will comfort you,
His hand will be in yours,
And no matter where you find yourself,
He will be
And He will give you sweet peace.
I wrote this poem a long time ago, during a trying time, and I have found it to be true that God is ALWAYS with us. It doesn't matter where we are in our lives, He is there beside us, taking care of us, comforting us, and guiding us.
May you find that truth as well.