My world is awash with pain,
Every day I see more things to fear,
A relentless coming and going of disappointments,
Life lived with sadness as its shadow,
These shadows can stretch over the day,
Threatening to block out all light.
A life lived in the shadows,
Overcome by fear,
Is not what God planned,
No, he desires us to discover,
Happiness with each new day,
Light that keeps the shadows in check,
Sadness that opens into joy.
Humility is God’s home for his children,
I need to learn to live with him,
When peace comes to me,
Life’s shadows become welcome shade,
Not an interminable disheartening,
I loved my homecoming,
Choosing God first is finding rest,
I set down my self defences,
Opened my life with no pretence,
I found fresh hope,
Everything in its right place.