June 3, 2011

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

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When things get hard.
When Vanity keeps talking.
When stress keeps nagging.
When the tears keep coming.
When the courage keeps going.
When the battle seems pointless.
When the nights seem endless.
I remember...

"The lord is my light and my salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
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When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though and host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 
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One thing have I desired of the Lord, that I will seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me he shall set me up upon a rock.
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And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in His tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord. Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy upon me, and answer me.
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When thou saidst, 'Seek ye my face'; my heart said unto thee, 'Thy face, Lord, will I seek.' Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 
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When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. 
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Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
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I had fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
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Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord. "
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Psalm 27
KJV
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{All photos, except the first, courtesy of weheartit.com. First picture is a photograph of original drawing "Prudence" by myself.}

4 comments:

Lily said...

keep on hoping, dear Grace.

Emily Rose said...

Beautiful. Did you draw the first photo? It's really good!
xo
Emily Rose

Grace said...

Lily: Thank you- I think I will. :')
Emily: I did. It's only a rough sketch done in a few minutes, but thank you none-the-less. I like to doodle. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for using my picture.