Believe when the nights are long
and you feel all alone
when your dreams turn to dust
and all your friends are gone.
When your body groans
and everything in you aches
when you can’t keep your food down
and bad dreams keep you awake.
When everyone tells you there is no hope
and a voice within you agrees
when your way gets harder and darker
and tears blind you so you cannot see.
Believe when you’re searching for a place you fit,
yearning for a home.
when you find yourself in a perpetual wilderness
where you just wander and roam.
When you labor and toil,
try so hard, do your best
when you always seem to come up short
a mere point shy of passing the test.
Yes, your troubles are many
but God has made a way.
So dry your eyes, keep believing and remember:
Even the longest nights must always yield to day.
© D.L. Lunsford