New day gently dawns;
early morning sun rests on the horizon.
Wakes the sleeping songbird;
he gladly sings, chirps, and trills.
Overhead the brightening sun climbs upward
piercing and dispelling the darkness of night.
Ever softly, a seed is planted in the heart
of a downcast soul;
birth of encouragement with
discovery of new hope.
Trust in the Lord or
let doubts rise and sway; faith is
a choice each new day.
Another fun haiku challenge from Ronovan! This time using the words “choice” and “faith”. If you like word challenges and haiku’s, then I invite you to also accept Ronovan’s latest challenge at this link and have fun: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/
Awake to a new sunlit day
Filled with an aura of hope
After sleeping off the memories and pain
Of trying to climb a slippery slope.
How I have attempted to claw and arise
Out the valley of hurt and disappointment
And so finally view the aqua-marine sky
And be robed in new hopefulness.
Standing to be washed and bathed
In the shimmering warm sunshine;
Wrapped tightly in the streaming rays
Of gentle hope and peacefulness.
Though the day be filled with tasks
That I must dutifully complete,
I can still stop and rest at long last
In the sunlit blanket of warmth and peace.
So I will hold my head up high
To wonderingly and wistfully gaze
Into the neon blue sky
Of this glorious new day.
And then my heart may be content
By the many sweet blessings
That the Lord has lovingly sent
To instill my soul with peace and harmony.
Wake each new morning
As the glistening sun is dawning.
Visiting Jesus our Lord in prayer;
Ever thankful he is our everlasting Savior.
Sounds of birds joyfully singing;
Over the treetops their trills are ringing.
Family and dear friends come to mind;
Gifts of friendship, love, and laughter entwine.
Reaching to grasp this bright new day
And enjoying all that God has made.
Ceasing never; his blessings amounting.
Ever and forever, his love and mercy abounding.
As I quietly pause to pray,
I asked Jesus to be with me today.
For at the start of each morning
I am preparing for a new day’s journey.
What each day has in store
Is only known by the Lord.
Must keep on trusting him
To lead me safely home each evening.
Where I can sit and be at rest;
With gladness and peace I am blessed
As I know by faith God is still with me;
Holding and keeping me for eternity.
Over the twinkling stars in space.
Looking forward to see
Dreams become reality.
Internal spirit soars and thrives
Never giving up in life.
Going forward each new day
Onward along life’s unknown pathway.
Not forgetting who stays with me;
Trusting Jesus and choosing to believe.
Obstacles are triumphantly overcome;
Hurdles are trampled into the ground.
Optimistic view of the future;
Pressing in faith to endeavor,
Enduring in trust to persevere.
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Hebrews 13:5 Holy Bible NIV
Each new day I face the unknown
Seemingly all by myself; all alone.
I follow a path I can’t fully see
Where danger sometimes eludes me.
It is an ongoing trek into the future;
A solo journey I continue to endeavor.
Since my youth, I have been walking this path
And only the Lord knows how long it will last.
I try to travel in sweet content and joyfulness
Trying to remember God is near, and through him I’m blessed.
But some days are harder to strain and see
The love and goodness that the Lord is showing me.
I sometimes miss the sun and rainbows in life
As I face obstacles and endure strife.
Because I’m too worried and too wrapped in deep doubt
As if I’ve been swallowed by a thick, foreboding thundercloud.
I stumble in the pit of that deep dark night
Yearning to see a comforting and glowing light.
Something to rekindle my lost and trampled hope;
Someone to help me rise with courage and cope.
I stumble around as my mind and heart cannot see
And then fall down ever so continuously.
Finally, I pause to rest and lo, I find a friend
For Jesus had come seeking me yet again.
For in this world of worry I can find peace
When I stop to remember Jesus is with me.
For he promises to never ever leave
And that no one can snatch me from thee.
Out of the darkness I emerge again
Seeing the rainbows and the sun.
So as I continue this solo journey on my own,
I’m again reminded that I am not really all alone.
I rise to face a
New day and see a special
Blessing God had saved.
I have just attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “rise” and “save”. I am enjoying the challenge of trying to use such seemingly different and even opposite words in such a short poem. These prompts from Ronovan can really be a challenge to the mind. If you like poetry challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept his latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/
The loss of a dream
Drains my hope until the Lord
inspires my still soul.
He opens my eyes
With hope renewed and keeps my
Heart forever true.
Focused on him in
His home above, I’m anchored
In faith and his love.
He remains in my
Heart from morning’s dew and through
Night’s shadowy rule.
Now onward I go
Through this new day, trusting
In him all the way.