© July 2002 John L. Stevens

My heart was so heavy
With sadness and sorrow.
The day was so dark
I could not see tomorrow.
Hope seemed so dim
Through the tears that I cried.
I could not see You Lord
The day that s(he) died.

I remembered Your promise
To be by my side.
For always You’re with me
In You I abide.
In the midst of the darkness
Your hand touched my soul.
You drew me so close
And made me whole.

There are times that I cry
Alone with just me.
When the silence comes crashing
Like a storm-troubled sea.
There are times that I laugh now
When I remember the years.
That we shared together
Through the good times and tears.

The peace oh Lord
The memories You bring.
Fills my life with hope
Make my heart strings sing.
Draw me close to Your side
And lead me gently on.
Give me hope for tomorrow
Till the dark turns to dawn.
Open my heart Lord
Let out the sorrow.
Pour in your spirit
And hope for tomorrow.
I need Your touch Lord
On my heart this hour.
Fill me with Your love
With Your healing power.


5 Comments to “Hope for Tomorrow”

  1. admin says:

    IDAHOSTEVENS- This will be the first Christmas without my husband. He died while in the middle stage of Alz. about 7 months ago.So, he still knew me and our children. All my children live out of town and state, so I find myself alone and your poem really spoke to me. “My heart was heavy, with sadness and sorrow”. But the words toward the end gave me hope. “and lead me gently on, give me hope for tomorrow.” And I do feel the Lord leading me on even though I still have so much sadness and miss my LO terribly.

    I want to thank you for this poem and for all the ones you have posted or will post. May the Lord bless you and your family. HappyBee


    HappyBee. A few tears flowed when just reading your comment. I hope you had a blessed time with your family this Christmas. We moved from Idaho to Texas this summer and Christmas just… was different.

  2. admin says:

    From Hello Poetry
    Neva Flores Jun 28, 2010
    Thank you John :))) So lovely!

    John Stevens Jun 28, 2010
    There is a story behind it. You can find most of it at: http://idahostevens.com/idscom/?p=219
    Warren Gossett Jun 28, 2010
    Gorgeous poetry, John! Soooo good to see you on Hellopoetry. Now you’ll find out what’s really in my mind.

    John Stevens Jun 29, 2010
    I have found the more I know where people are coming from the more I appreciate where they are going. Thanks Warren
    Dorothy Anderson Jun 29, 2010
    Such a lovely prayer/poem. I am a Christain, knowing I must lean on the Lord.

    John Stevens Jun 29, 2010
    It was written with a melody running through my head. Can’t remember the melody but the words written 8 years ago refresh my spirit when I read them again and again. (short term memory?)
    Thanks for commenting. Anything you see here or on my web, feel free to copy.
    Mari Jul 18, 2010
    A very touching prayer/poem from your beautiful warm and gentle heart in this eloquently penned write John. A very gentle, satin smooth flow to the poem, which is so Spiritually expressed. Again, it touched my very soul as I read, as does each and every poem of yours I read John. Resplendent imagery drapes each line of the poem and once again, your deep Faith, Hope, Conviction and strong love of God shows through the entire write. A privilege to read John! I love reading your poetic Masterpieces so much – wish I had more time to read more often! This artistic/poetic Masterpiece is outstanding. Thank you for sharing John.

    John Stevens Jul 18, 2010
    I believe it was St. Francis of Assisi that said, “go and preach the gospel to all the world. And when necessary use words.”

    I worked for the Fed Government for 40 years and a person could not say much at all. But people knew where I came from and when they walked into my office and closed the door, they knew they could talk about anything and I would listen. Generally in the talking, their problem was resolved. That included my last boss before I retired. And now we are both retired, we still talk a lot.
    Paula Swanson Aug 31, 2010
    Beautifully done. A comfort to read. Thank you for sharing this with me.

    John Stevens Aug 31, 2010
    You are welcome Paula. May the words be with you in the days and months to follow.
    Gabrielle Hamberger Oct 23, 2010
    I am an Atheist but I actually enjoyed this, it is very well written. It describes the spiritual relationship well :)

    John Stevens Oct 23, 2010
    thanks for commenting. It might give you something to think about when the yogurt hit the fan.

  3. admin says:

    Comment from Creative Poems

    You always amaze me with your wonderful way of
    expressions…. A gifted writer indeed…..
    Merry Christmas John”
    She Whispers
    This was written for a friend of mine who lost his mother from heart attack one floor below where his wife was. His wife died a month later. He lost his job, insurance and had deterioration in a couple of vertebrae in his neck. And he is diabetic. Other than that, all was rather rosy. It seemed like a hopeless situation. We spent hours just talking, trying to make sense of it. What to do now. God turned it all around and today he is doing well. This has been used by many people since it was written. It all amazes me considering English in HS was a pain in the tail. Maybe I learned a few things over the last 50 years.

    Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment SW. It is appreciated.
    In life we undergo many things and life teaches us always…..
    When it seems hopeless then some turn to God to find a way ……
    You have such a great style to express to us all on this site…..
    Thank you ever so much for sharing…..with us all…
    Always ~ She Whispers

  4. louis rams says:

    the power of the LORD will always heal..
    it starts from the bottom of your soul
    and completes and makes you whole.

    excellent !

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