Effort

Effort to me,
Brings a sound of hope.
That selfless step
Unknowingly evokes

-So much more,
Than ever meets any eye.
The inward path
Of a love made live.

Our Father though,
He surely knows
The effort you took
Towards hope.

Many times
I have sobbed, I’ve cried,
Wondered how
To keep another’s hope alive.

I bow today
As I thank God in my heart
For the grace of setting
My tears apart.

To use towards gathering
Up a cry,
“I’ll put forth effort.
God will supply!”

Let no one’s soul
Be found without hope!
Let effort gain force,
Take up the rope.

water with ship's docking rope with knot

Won’t you please go ahead,
Reach out now?
Put effort towards
The ones without.

Brighten up
A heart life has made low.
The effect is eternal.
Don’t you know?

Lift them up
Towards a hope made anew.
God will ever bless
The efforts of you!

© Kari L. Greenaway

Scripture References:
Romans 12:9-10 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which Is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;
Mark 3:35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and my mother.

(Teaching Christian Poetry / Christian Poems)

This poem can be found in the book, “Hope Doesn’t Hide: A Collection of Christian Poetry”

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