It’s Darkest Just Before Dawn // 7 Days Of Hope Blog Tour

Once I stood in the night
With my head bowed low
In the darkness
As black as could be;
And my heart felt alone,
And I cried, “O Lord
Don’t hide Your face from me.
Hold my hand all the way,
Every hour, every day,
From here to the great unknown;
Take my hand,
Let me stand
Where no one stands alone!”
Like a king I may live
In a palace so tall
With great riches to call my own;
But I don’t know a thing
In this whole wide world—
That’s worse than being alone.
“Hold my hand all the way,
Every hour, every day,
From here to the great unknown;
Take my hand,
Let me stand
Where no one stands alone!”
Precious Lord, take my hand,
Lead me on, let me stand;
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
Through the storm, through the night,
Lead me on to the light;
Precious Lord, take my hand,
Lead me home.
Never give up, Jesus is coming!
It’s the darkest just before dawn.
Never give up, Jesus is coming!
Never give up; just keep pressing on!
There are days, I know, when you get so discouraged;
It seems that all hope is gone.
But there’s only One who can give you courage
And strength to carry on.
Never give up, Jesus is coming!
It’s the darkest just before dawn.
Never give up, Jesus is coming!
Never give up; just keep pressing on!
Oh, take my hand,
Let me stand
Where no one stands alone!
(Various)

There was a time when I listened to this song almost on repeat. I was going through a dark, depressive, difficult time, and these words resounded with me.

The reminder that I did not stand alone. That the Unknown was safe in His plan. That He held my hand. That He was leading me to a place of perfect security. That He was with me.

But most of all, the reminder never to give up.

I’ve always loved the quote, “The darkest hour is just before dawn.” But at that moment, it hit me harder.

The darkest hour is just before the dawn.

Night is there, yes—but morning is coming.

And joy cometh in the morning.

The darkness will not last forever. There is light.

Things will change.

There is hope.

Jesus is coming. He is taking us home. The storm will not last.

Weary and worn as we are, we have hope.

He has your hand.

He leads you on to the light.

He is leading you home.

It’s the darkest just before dawn.

Never give up.

Just keep pressing on.

It’s the darkest hour just before dawn, my friend. Don’t give up. <33

Links to the other bloggers:

(April 5) Day 1, Monday:
SawyerMarie @ https://sundropgirls.wordpress.com/
Clarissa @ https://clarissachoo.com

(April 6) Day 2, Tuesday:
Hannah K @ https://mylifegodspath.wordpress.com/
Lilly W @ https://adaughterservingtheking.wordpress.com/blog/

(April 7) Day 3, Wednesday:
Katja @ https://littleblossomsforjesus.wordpress.com
B @ https://singingintherain157252239.wordpress.com/

(April 8) Day 4, Thursday:
Brooklyn @ http://fiveshekels.wordpress.com/
Abigail Harris @ https://abigailkayharris.wordpress.com/

(April 9) Day 5, Friday:
Anna Grace @ https://ideasofanna.blogspot.com
Lauren Compton @ https://novelsthatencourage.com.au/

(April 10) Day 6, Saturday:
Tara @ https://towerintheplains.wordpress.com
Chelsea Burden @ https://lightinthetunnel476000978.wordpress.com/

(April 11) Day 7, Sunday:
Abby Elissa @ https://abbyelissa.blogspot.com/
Jenavieve Rose @ https://livingoutsidethelinesfindingthewritelife.wordpress.com

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Published by Katja L.

Hello! :) I'm Katja. I'm a Canadian bibliophile, book reviewer, writer, and child of God. I love too many things to name, but among them are chocolate, heirlooms, history, fancy handwriting, grammar & punctuation, laughter, tearjerking books, lists, organized bookshelves, pink roses, flowing skirts, hymns, and pretty much anything old-fashioned, beautiful, & classy.

20 thoughts on “It’s Darkest Just Before Dawn // 7 Days Of Hope Blog Tour

  1. This is a great blog post of hope! It’s so important to remind people that Jesus is with us even in the darkest hours…especially when we can’t see the dawn, even though we know it’s coming. I have several chronic illnesses and have recently restarted my blog on hope through chronic illness. It’s been so great reading the blog posts about hope in this blog tour of 7 Days of Hope!

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