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Contrast of Two Hope’s

by Dave Mudford © 2024

Hope that takes my breath away
choking on the wishful thinking,
never from my doubts they sway
all my dreams and hopes are shrinking.

Hoping my outcomes can be healed
even though I do the same things,
all my answers are still concealed
in the dark shadows my pride brings…

Hope that brings my breath to life
in the flourishing beauty of His grace,
dismissing my doubts and strife
enhancing dreams in God's loving embrace.

My outcomes certain now I'm healed
even though I was living on the edge,
all my answers are now revealed
in the bright light of His covenant pledge.

Note: This poem explores and contrasts 2 types of hope - The hope that the world has which is based on wishful thinking (first 2 stanza's) and hope that a Christian has which is based on the promises of God which are certain and sure! (last 2 stanza's)

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