One Page at a Time.

one page, one story, one life.

Finish …


Once again my most dedicated blog post is on Friday … When I join others writing their hearts with abandon!

Five Minute Fridays. A time when literally hundreds of dedicated writers, from novice to proficient, come together in one place to write on a one word prompt. The trick is just to write, from your heart for 5 minutes, throwing every rule to the wind to just pour out the words within you. No editing, no elaborate worry about perfection and symmetry; just your heart, your words and this virtual blank parchment.

Going here will explain everything. So write and then encourage! That’s what we do. =)

The prompt … Finish



I wasn’t going to do this one … it’s been a terribly long week with good and bad and worse and better all wrapped up in this thing I call my life. Happiness and disappointment all at once and on and on and on infinitely … no finish there …

So as I was saying good night to the social media world this is what I wrote … and I instantly moved it here, where it belonged! I tapped it out in seconds. This emotionally fatigued and battered brain writes best in this condition sometimes … or well, you be the judge … this is how I feel at the finish of this day.




Oh this heart.

So much weighs upon it,

So much unknown vexes it’s very beating.

But I must … I am compelled,

By the Holy Spirit, to lay it at His feet,

For if I do not, I will suffer, I will ache.

The fight is not mine, it is not about me.

Even as my heart bears the weight, it is not mine.

So I surrender, I must.

I long for sleep and rest and peace.

The peace given me by Him, who never sleeps.

Who faithfully gives watch.

He perfects that which concerns me …

Me, I perfect nothing without Him.

He will Finish the work He began … In Me.

When I surrender Me into His hands.


Isn’t it amazing how true to what we are taught in the Word that the Holy Spirit will bring to remembrance all that you have treasured in your heart, when it is needed, even when you do not have the words … like I said, I wrote that on Facebook before I moved it here. It is better here, where it won’t be judged, where people won’t necessarily ask me questions I don’t have the answers to.

Tonight I just stand in awe, once again, of a God who urges this gift of words to the surface even when the words escape me.

All the glory and honor to Him who is faithful to me, to you, to this fallen world at large.

Here are the scriptures I found in this little impromptu poem of mine.

Thanks for taking the time to read my words. =)

Proverbs 3:5-6

5Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

Psalm 121: 3-4

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

Psalm 138:8

8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

Philippians 1:4-6

In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

3 thoughts on “Finish …

  1. What beautiful poetry – “Me, I perfect nothing without Him” also reminds me of my life verse Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

  2. I’m glad you posted even though you weren’t going to. I went poetic too, I just couldn’t string words together. Sometimes the things we think aren’t worth posting can turn out to be the ones that mean the most.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s