In Trying Times, Choose Hope
by Cherie D. Trahan
While living in trying times,
when the known seems to be
coming and going like the wind,
I pray that you choose to have hope,
and display your ability
to make life's struggles and challenges
As you boldly envision yourself
already on the other side
of this difficult season,
you will be able to unveil
life's obstacles for the
bluffs that they are,
just trying to distract and deter you.
Even in the midst of the unknowns,
you can lean on those around you,
and rely on what you do have
and use what you do know,
to take the necessary paths
that will help you inch your way
closer and closer.
And before you even realize,
all of your trying times will become
as you soar to better days.
And you will live under
a rainbow of blessings,
all because you endured and made it through,
just as you believed.
And when you sit back and reflect,
a soft voice will reveal in a whisper:
Because you chose to have hope
in the face of all your struggles,
that which you desired, and more,
was set into place
the moment you believed,
and has been here on the other side,
waiting just for you.