Living Hope

Reading through the last four entries in my journal, God brought inspiration to bring this praise to Him.  There entries provide the bulk of the this poem, along with a few selected writings of Apostle Peter.  I hope this poem sustains hope in you during your daily journey.  During Lenten season, we are reminded of the hope we receive through Jesus’ walk to an old rugged Cross.

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With God’s truth leading us

Our faith growing each day

Fueled by our Lord above

Hope responds, let us pray


God guides with steadiness

Navigating our ship

Through ever-present storms

Safe on our Lord’s flagship


Life-giving hearts may hide

Our emotional selves

Yet, other times we find

God’s Word within ourselves


Sometimes, life proclaims

Our “red badge of courage”

Straight into inner souls

Our faith will encourage


Much like a frigid wind

Freezing our tender face

Life challenges us to bear

Torment covered by Grace


Through our Father’s mercy

A new birth, a living hope

Jesus . . . Resurrection

Life viewed through a new scope

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From 1 Peter 1:3-5:  “Blessed be the God and Father our Lord Jesus Christ!  By His great mercy He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”


18 thoughts on “Living Hope

    • Hussein, it is always a pleasure to hear from you. Thanks for responding to this poem. I am safe and healthy, and I hope you are doing the same in your own sphere of the world. These are certainly challenging times to our mental, physical, and emotional well-being. God’s peace!


    • Pat, I appreciate you sharing some thoughts. Much of my recent poetry has focused on themes such as faith and hope. We will make it through this together with God at our side. God’s peace!


    • Renee, thanks for sharing how this poem reached out to you. I write a great about hope, and it will continue to be a featured theme of my Christian poetry. God’s grace and peace continues to guide us.


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