Trust In This Dark Night
Now that I am faced with this trial of the moment, let me pause.
Reflect on previous trials.
The race forward is not about the hurdles already jumped,
It is about the confidence and skill at jumping acquired.
Now that I am faced with this impossibly high wall, let me think.
Remember previous walls.
The difficulty of scaling any height or distance can be shrunk;
It is ever as simple as deciding where to place the next step.
Now that I am faced with this sorrow of the moment, let me stop.
Consider previous sorrows.
Didn't I learn that joy always resurfaces?
Give joy a space and it will place itself there unaided.
Let me trust.
Even as I am faced with this darkness
Don't I already know that the sun is rising?
First Published In: Stories of Strength (Lulu, 2005) in aid of disaster relief (Hurricane Katrina).
This anthology is no longer available to purchase from Lulu.