Monday, June 7, 2010

Lend Me Your Hope

I came across this poem recently. It described well how I was feeling while I was "in the valley."

Lend Me Your Hope (Author Unknown)


Lend me your hope for a while,
I seem to have mislaid mine.
Lost and hopeless feelings accompany me daily,
pain and confusion are my companions.
I know not where to turn.

Looking ahead to future times
does not bring forth images of renewed hope.

I see troubled times,
pain-filled days,
and more tragedy.
Lend me your hope for a while,
I seem to have mislaid mine.

Hold my hand and hug me;
listen to all my ramblings,
recovery seems so far distant.
The road to healing
seems like a long and lonely one.
Lend me your hope for a while,
I seem to have mislaid mine.

Stand by me,
offer me your presence,
your heart and your love.
Acknowledge my pain,
it is so real and ever present.
I am overwhelmed
with sad and conflicting thoughts.

Lend me your hope for a while.
A time will come when I will heal,
and I will share my renewal,
hope and love with others.

I am not sure about the Author Unknown part. I read on another website that this is based on a poem called "Borrowed Hope" by Eloise Cole so I want to give her credit.

I can't say I completely relate to all aspects of this poem. I know where to turn. I know the Lord has not and will not leave me nor forsake me. The Lord has promised this and He is faithful to all He has promised. And I know He has a plan for us and I continue to hope in the Lord.

But there are times on this journey when I feel overwhelmed with sadness and uncertainty. At those times I feel like I need to borrow some hope.

To be truthful, I always thought my family and friends would say, "maybe it's not God's will for you to be parents." But they never have. I remember saying "if I become a mom" to one of my sisters one time, and her correcting me saying, "when you become a mom." In that moment she lent me her hope.

And after my last post, many of you lent me your hope. And in the process, mine was renewed. Thank you friends.

5 comments:

Amy said...

Beautifully said...I'm inspired by your thoughtfulness and your faith.

Flakymn said...

You can take my hope Becky. You may doubt it sometimes, but I don't. I KNOW with every fiber in my being that I will meet your little one very soon. I can't wait for that day. It will be one of my happiest moments.

Hannah said...

Oh, that was beautifully written! It's so true, even though I know God is in control, and I do trust him, it can be hard to hold on to that hope. Praying for you tonight!
Hugs!

A said...

That is a crazy universal poem!! So glad we can all be here for each other to lend hope and gain hope whichever place we're at on any given day :)

Stacey said...

Beautiful, Becky! This is a journey of many ups and downs (unfortunately, a lot of downs sometimes) but it's great to be able to help each other carry the burden. I love the verses in Ecclesiastes 4 that say two are better than one... if one falls down his friend can help him up.

I'm so very hopeful for you, friend!