Tag Archives: Hopelessness

Losing the Glimmer

In my deepest depression, I thought often how much easier it would be if I was dead. The unbearable pain never seemed to let up. But I didn’t consider suicide. Instead I slept. If I didn’t have to be anywhere … Continue reading

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Hope Lives

“But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” Romans 8:25 (NIV). I’ve not yet seen Peace on earth Mankind can be mean Hatred and bitterness Mar the world Hearts with hopelessness Yet I have … Continue reading

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A Mini-Psalm

“He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.” Psalm 116:8 (NLT). Dark fog surrounded me Torrential tears drowned I besought God, Grant me relief from my despair He answered me Cleared away dark clouds … Continue reading

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Misled

People think depression is being super sad All you have to do is decide to be happy instead But it’s more hopeless and much less when one’s misled by platitudes

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Dark Saturday

Your disciples all hid away terrified that dark Saturday Not knowing what to do now that men had crucified You Hope that day was hidden too doubting what You said was true Wondering if You would really rise or if … Continue reading

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Empty

Clinging firmly tight-fisted grip on meager things valueless things won’t let go Missing out on the costly blessings God would bestow Do you not realize you are empty of needful treasures of love and grace because you cherish nothing that … Continue reading

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I Once Knew a Woman – A Poem

In my Bible Study Fellowship group leaders meeting this morning, I answered a question and my friend Ginger (who is going to the Faith and Culture Writers Conference with me this weekend) said, “There’s a poem in that.” She was … Continue reading

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