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I Rise For The Hope Not Yet Claimed.

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Why I Am Rising:

i rise for the harvest of joy.

i rise for the hope not yet claimed.

i rise for the shouts of joy that are yet to come.


sometimes hope seems to slip through our fingers.

my fingers.

the more i try to grasp it, the more it slips away.


and then my heart starts to say,

it's too hard.

there are no answers.

not enough time.

it's an endless cycle.


when my heart starts to say these things, i have to remember jesus.

and his words.

and begin to pray,

god, make a way where there is no way.

redeem where there should be no redemption.

give hope where there should be none.


restore our fortunes, o lord.

like the watercourses of the negeb.

may those who sow in tears, reap with shouts of joy.

those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.

psalm 126: 4-6


o israel, hope in the Lord!

for with him there is steadfast love,

and with him there is great power to redeem.

it is he who will redeem israel

from all it's iniquites.

psalm 130: 7


thank you jesus.

come with your power.

come with your redemption.

may we see a harvest of joy.

Katie Evans