Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Where is Hope?

When you take a break from something, do you ever have a hard time rejoining that activity? I have so missed being able to join in with the Haiku Poetry Challenge offered by Ronovan Hester over at his site, Ronovan Writes. 
So when his words for this week's prompt showed up in my inbox yesterday, "Hope&Stay," I thought I would jump right in: those words are just my style!

But the weariness of a full weekend caught up with me, and the words were nowhere to be found. In fact, the ENERGY was nowhere to be found either.  So once again, I paid attention to my "inner voice" and let the waves of weariness wash their way to the shore.

All the better for the listening,
because our heart
speaks more clearly
than our minds ever could. 

The mind needs time and rest
to catch up to what
the heart already knows.

 Arms of Hope

If weary I fall

Strong arms securely stay me

God, my hope restores


Jesus, My True Hope

My hope is secure

Not in my own strength resides 

On Jesus I stay.


 (Thank you Mariah Hanson for this original photo!)

Are you watching the waves now?
Is there a washing of the heart
flooding over you too?

I pray this song by Matt Maher will bless you
as it has blessed me:

 "Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him."

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