Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hope Grows


This is a poem I wrote for Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter as part of an attempt to share inspiration and hope for all of us living with lupus. I hope it will bless and encourage all, no matter what difficulties you may be facing!

Hope dwells in the heart
And flutters like butterfly wings,
Building strength of the spirit
To face the struggles life brings.

Hope glimmers and swells within
Even though the body grows weak,
And shines fiercely through the pain
As the comfort and healing we seek.

Hope bursts forth like flames,
Stronger than any disease,
And Victory is its name
For this hope will never cease!

© Connie Arnold

22 comments:

nashvillecats2 said...

Very heartfelt and inspiring Connie.
Thank you.

Yvonne.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Yvonne!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Gorgeous poem and beautiful image. So thoughtful and lovely.

Joy said...

So beautiful poem that touches the soul!

Susie Swanson said...

Thank you so much for this poem Connie. Hope is what we all cling to and God will bring us through. I think of you often and my prayers are always with you.

Laurie Collett said...

This is beautiful, Connie! I love the thought of hope like butterfly wings. Praise God for the blessed, lively hope we have in Him, no matter what illness or earthly trial we face! Thanks for sharing this inspirational poem and for your lovely comment on Saved by Grace!
God bless,
Laurie

Connie Arnold said...

Lisa, thank you for your kind comment!

Connie Arnold said...

Joy, thank you so much!

Connie Arnold said...

Hope is so important, Susie. Thank you for your prayers, and you are in mine.

Connie Arnold said...

Laurie, thank you for your sweet comment. So true that blessed hope comes from God!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

great poem Connie. We need hope. Well written.

Debbie said...

a poem with so much meaning, it could be used for so many people who suffer from chronic illnesses!!!!

hope is instrumental in recovery and the purple image is beautiful!!!!

Connie Arnold said...

Nikki, I agree that we all need hope. Thank you for your sweet comment!

Connie Arnold said...

Debbie, yes hope is important no matter what causes a person to suffer. Glad you like the purple butterfly image!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Yes never give up hope! Love this poem, we need hope. God is in control

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous poem, Connie... That would work for most any horrible disease that people have..... There are so many disease which involve lots of pain ---so this poem can give us all HOPE. Thanks!

Hugs,
Betsy

Connie Arnold said...

Kim, yes hope is very important.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Betsy. Everyone deals with something in their lives and need hope!

Daisy said...

Lovely and inspirational poem, Connie.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Daisy. I appreciate your visit and kind words!

David C Brown said...

"Christ Jesus our hope", 1 Timothy 1: 1.

Connie Arnold said...

Yes, definitely, David!