©1999 Susan Noyes Anderson, Awaken Your Spiritual Power, Karisma Press (poem only)
I thought I walked this earth alone,
beneath my burdens bowed,
until I found I could not bear
their weight and cried aloud.
And echoing through the darkness
that had framed my solitude,
I heard my cries…first soft and low,
then gaining magnitude.
I prayed for peace within my soul,
deliverance from the night;
and finally, in the distance, I
beheld a flickering light.
The light grew strong and stronger still,
‘til it enveloped me.
The rays were warm and comforting;
I felt my anguish flee.
“Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid;
for I have known and loved you long
before this world was made.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace
I would to you impart;
and ye shall seek and find me
when ye search with all your heart.”
The voice spake from deep within;
I felt His calm o’ertake me.
With newfound faith, I knew at last
my Lord would not forsake me.
From this day forth, I’ll walk with God,
my Savior by my side.
Alone no more, His helping hand
will ever be my guide.