Tag Archives: hope

So many words…

whisper-408482_960_720

So many words

You’ve quietly said

Now swirl around

Inside my head

 

Beautiful words

Filled with hope

Keep me going

Help me cope

 

Loving words

Flood my heart

With the reassurance

Of a brand new start

 

Difficult words

Wisdom that hurts

Often feeling

Cold and curt

 

Secret words

Between you and me

Comfort my soul

And set me free

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Photo credit: pixabay.com

This is it

sun-339618_960_720

This is it

The time has come

A new path

Has most certainly come

I see it clearly

As it comes into view

A color on the horizon

So beautiful and new

I’m excited to see

Where this road leads

I’ve been needing a change

Guess the Lord heard my pleas

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Photo credit: pixabay.com

Just look up…

 

clouds-429228_960_720

If your day is grey and gloomy

Just look up to the sky

For you’ll find your answers there

As the clouds float gently by

For God in all his glory

Is smiling down on you today

Reaching out for his beloved son

Trying to show him the rightful way

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Photo credit: pixabay.com

Dreamy Day

pretty-woman-1509956_960_720

A soft blushing hope

Infiltrates my carefree mind

A million happy thoughts

Of the carnation pink kind

 

Euphoric lavender lilacs

Float gently on the fragrant air

Lifted up on a billowy cloud

Blissfully content and unaware

 

There’s nobody who can ruin

Such a pleasant day like today

So unless you want join me

Just please go away

 

Otherwise let’s relish

In the dreamy state of the day

As lush meadows surround us

Let not a care stand in our way

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


The Daily Post prompt – Pink

Photo credit: pixabay.com

There’s hope…

sunrise-1983740_960_720

There’s hope now

A peace settling in

I’m pulling it out

From somewhere deep within

Ideas are trickling

I’m feeling more assured

Silly old thoughts

Now seem so absurd

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Photo credit: Pixabay.com

Faith and Trust

a-couple-of-sunset-2126416_960_720

I really wanted

To give up today

And for a moment I believed

It was the only way

I couldn’t see past

The end of my own nose

When suddenly a problem

Abruptly arose

And since then

It’s been eating me alive

I just don’t know how

I will ever survive

Yet days like these

Are the ones which make us stronger

So I will try my best

Not to dwell on this any longer

I must hold fast to my faith

For it’s where my heart resides

And trust that the good Lord

Will stay close by my side

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Photo credit: pixabay.com

My one true love…

sky-476817_960_720

You’re with me through my darkest days

Even during times when nobody else stays

 

You give me hope when I want to give up

There’s nobody else who can measure up

 

You surround me with your daily presence

And remind me of your timeless acceptance

 

You bring to mind an extraordinary kind of love

Which is sent to me from heaven above

 

You’re all I need if truth be told

My one true love worth more than gold

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: July 21, 2016

Photo credit: pixabay.com

 

 

Never Give Up

Rainbow copy for WP

If you find yourself near the end of your rope
Completely helpless and losing hope
Go back to the beginning to find your way
You’ll find the reason there
To live another day

~M


Originally posted: August 4, 2015

Photo credit: pinterest.com

Borrowed Heart

hearthand

I borrowed your heart for a day

I desperately needed the time away

And although there wasn’t much to say

You listened and cried with me anyway

Now I can only hope and pray

That eventually I will find my way

Thanks for lending your heart for a day

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: April 24, 2016

Photo credit: ccpc.dlinkddns.com

The Daily Post/Poem prompt – Borrowed

Searching for you…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I’ve been searching for you

In the gloominess of the day

I can’t see your face

Don’t seem to hear what you say

 

It’s as if you’ve evaporated

Right before my very eyes

So I call out to you

Reaching up toward the skies

 

And still your sweet voice

Is missing from my day

An empty kind of feeling

Surrounds me as I pray

 

My heart feels quite heavy

Barely feel you anymore

I want to see your glory

It’s you I implore

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: August 16, 2016

Photo found at: beyondhorizon-poonam.blogspot.com

Suspended

getty_rm_photo_of_climber_reaching_out

Daring to dream
Reaching even higher
Holding on tighter
Can’t let go
All my strength
Wearing out fast
Starting to slip
Can’t let go
Mind over matter
Hanging on threads
Losing my grip
Can’t let go
Starting to fade
Won’t look down
Someone catch me
Can’t hold on
One last prayer
Holding my breath
Saying silent goodbyes
Must let go
An outstretched hand
Gives me hope
One last chance
Can’t let go

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: January 1, 2016

Photo credit: abrafibro.blogspot.com

#MidnightMadness – 5/12/2017

candle drawing by me edited 2

“Even the tiniest flicker of light from the last flame of hope, can be all that’s needed to start a world ablaze.”  ~M

He never fails me…

Beach-Sunset-Swing-1024x576

“The Lord never fails me. His purpose is always so much greater than my own.” ~M


Originally posted: November 20, 2015

Photo credit: Pinterest.com

Escaping the past…

travel_1024x768_01

The clutches of everyday life were dragging her down
She could hardly breathe or even make a sound
Suffocating and strangled by forever being inside
She tried endlessly to find a way to escape the idle ride
Then a thought came to her late one night
So she decided what she would do to escape her plight
The next day she set forth to implement her plan
She would finally escape her woes and so off she ran
She climbed every mountain and searched every sea
Longing for what she needed to finally be free
When she eventually discovered just what she was missing
It was as if somebody knew exactly what she had been wishing
She finally found the life that she had always hoped to find
She never would have discovered it without leaving the past behind

 
Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: January 6, 2016

Photo credit: heartwhispers.co.uk

#MidnightMadness – 5/6/2017

bible-1149924_960_720

When there’s nothing left to say, God’s words are the best way.  ~M

 

In loving memory of Wayne Scheppele… ❤️

He was a man who radiated compassion, and when he spoke, everyone listened intently to his every word.  He was the person who taught me the importance of God’s word and the key to life’s success (Joshua 1:8).  He exuded more wisdom than anyone else I have ever met.  He was the kind of person I wanted to emulate because he knew how to genuinely love people and he loved God with his whole heart.  He was a man who I always suspected was really an angel, living out his life as a human. 

“Mercies are new every day”  ~Wayne Scheppele

From our last phone conversation, here are the passages of scripture he asked me to read.  I invite you to read them too!

Lamentations 3:21-26
Psalm 1:1-3
Matthew 11:28-30
Proverbs 31
2 Corinthians 1-24
The book of Daniel – The prophecy book!

 

The Way of Love

1 Corinthians 13 – The Message (MSG)

1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.

2 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.

3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.

Love cares more for others than for self.

Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.

Love doesn’t strut,

Doesn’t have a swelled head,

Doesn’t force itself on others,

Isn’t always “me first,”

Doesn’t fly off the handle,

Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,

Doesn’t revel when others grovel,

Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,

Puts up with anything,

Trusts God always,

Always looks for the best,

Never looks back,

But keeps going to the end.

8-10 Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.

11 When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.

12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

13 But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.


Photo credit: pixabay.com