Friday, January 17, 2014

A Beacon of Hope


When out on a ship in the stormy sea,
filled with fear and anxiety,
seeking a refuge in the night,
a strong and steady guiding light
to reassure and relieve the fright,
a lighthouse offers security.

As the lighthouse stands on a distant shore,
giving hope where there was none before,
providing a light that is steady and true,
helping the ship come safely through,
a strong fortress to navigate to,
it's a beacon of hope as the waves crash and roar.

When overcome by life's stormy sea,
frightened and filled with uncertainty,
God is a refuge in the night,
a sure, dependable guiding light,
providing a love that is always bright,
a beacon of hope for you and me.

© Connie Arnold


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22 comments:

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

"giving hope where there was none before..." I like that Connie! Thanks for sharing your poems.

Daisy said...

Lovely and reassuring words, Connie. I hope you have a nice weekend! :)

Kim B said...

Beautiful Connie! What a great reminder :)

Connie Arnold said...

Hi Marja! Yes, we can all use more hope in our lives. You are welcome, and thank you for stopping by!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Daisy. Hope you have a lovely weekend also!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Kim. It's good to be reminded of important things. Thanks for your kind comment.

Joy said...

Beautiful! Assurance of God's love:)

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful ,inspiring words Connie. I love your book. It gives me so much comfort in my daily life. I'm sure it is so comforting to others as well. Hope you enjoy your weekend. Blessings, Susie

Hope said...

agreed! :) beautifully written Connie! love the pic.!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Susie, I am so glad you are finding comfort in my book. Yours is a blessing to me as well have a blessed week!

Connie Arnold said...

Glad you like it, Hope. Thank you!

Wanda said...

Such wonderful words of comfort and assurance Connie. Have a great week.

Colleen said...

Beautiful. God is indeed a refuge. A refuge and a light.
God bless.

Laurie Collett said...

Such a beautiful poem, Connie! Praise God that He is our Rock, our Fortress and our Light. If we follow Him, we will never go astray.
God bless,
Laurie

Connie Arnold said...

Wanda, it is good to be reminded of the comfort and assurance we can have. Hope you have a wonderful week too!

Connie Arnold said...

Yes, Colleen, God is indeed a refuge and light. Blessings to you!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Laurie! That is so true. God bless you!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What a beautiful poem, Connie. It gives hope and blessed assurance.
I hope you are well and will have a blessed weekend.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

I love this Connie b/c it shouts of hope and Hope is a good thing, maybe the best thing.

Connie Arnold said...

Brenda, I appreciate your kind words and hope you are having a lovely weekend!

Connie Arnold said...

Hope definitely is a good thing, Sarah. Blessings to you!

Kerrie said...

Thanks for your visit and comments! ♥ Your poetry is so beautiful, too. We think a lot alike when creating and yes, it does help me to write...