Life has many peaks and valleys

And maybe filled with expectations,

But sometimes our dreams, ambitions and hopes

Become stagnant with hesitations.

Shattered dreams can leave a wound in our soul

When our aims and goals are hampered;

Leaving a scar in our heart and mind

When our desires have been tampered.

Sometimes it’s a blessing in disguise

When our dear dreams are shattered,

Since God sees the big picture

And redirects us to things that matter.

Through many trials we learn and grow

And through pressures we’re refined,

Like precious gold that lasts forever

Renewing our heart and mind.

The caterpillar needs to struggle

Before it displays its glorious ways;

Cocooned for a time in solitude

In darkness for many days.

Although hard-pressed and maybe confused

We will never be forsaken,

As God’s tender love leaves us not in despair

When we’re persecuted but not shaken.

God is in control of everything

And it’s best to be moulded by Him,

So our dear soul is delivered, set free

And not destroyed by our own ways and whims.

So when we encounter shattered dreams

Our steps will be redirected,

With new beginnings and opportunities

And a blessing to those affected.

(C) P.B. 2019

“We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken, struck down but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9