The Sun Will Rise Again


I have been praying and asking the Lord what He would have me to share with you today. I believe I am suppose to share this piece of art which I did a couple of weeks ago. When I was painting it, I heard simply, “The sun will rise again.” I was sensing His overwhelming peace at the time, resting in His promises of hope and healing, as I reflected on His love towards me.

Tonight He gave me these words for you. I pray they might encourage you on your life’s journey.

The Sun Will Rise Again
by Barbie Swihart

Beloved One,
I know not the ache in your heart.
I know not the hope you are reaching for.
But this I do know…..

When the ache feels like it will overtake you,
When you think you might die from the sheer weight of it,
He is there, and the sun will rise again.

When the hope you are reaching for appears too far,
When you feel as if you’ve fallen out of trust and are believing lies,
He is there, and the sun will rise again.

When the darkness in front of you appears as a barrier,
When you can’t remember when you last saw the light,
He is there, and the sun will rise again.

When you fear to trust due to overwhelming disappointment,
When you’re too tired to brave the rain or face the wind,
He is there, and the sun will rise again.

When you long for healing to mend your brokenness,
When you lift your weary eyes and cry out for help,
He is there, and the sun will rise again.

The sun will rise again,
You needn’t worry, nor must you fret,
The sun will rise again.

It won’t be long now,
just a moment longer.
The sun will rise again.

Look up! Look up! Keep your eyes fixed on Him.
Keep pressing forward even when you cannot see.
The sun will rise again.

He is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth. (2 Samuel 23:40

May you rest in the Father’s love for you, and may you be assured that the sun will rise again.

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11 Responses to The Sun Will Rise Again
  1. Joanne Viola
    February 21, 2015 | 8:00 am

    Barbie – I was pleasantly surprised to find you here this morning. Beautiful post in both words & graphic. The painting is beautiful! I read every word & by the last word, my heart was filled with the truth that “His mercies are new EVERY morning.” So grateful He causes the sun to rise again. Blessings!

  2. Yolanda Deloach
    February 21, 2015 | 8:26 am

    Barbie – what a gorgeous painting to share! And what beautiful words for sharing God’s truth. Thank you for a hopeful post.

  3. Beth Willis miller
    February 21, 2015 | 8:49 am

    Thank you so much for the beautiful art and poem…they spoke God’s love and faithfulness to my heart this morning ❤️

  4. Ginger Harrington
    February 21, 2015 | 10:11 am

    Oh what beautiful words of encouragement and light. The sun always rises, that is for sure, but sometimes we need the encouragement to hang on until morning’s light dawns. Thank you for this.

  5. bluecottonmemory
    February 21, 2015 | 11:23 am

    Oh, yes, Barbie – the sun will rise again! Believing from challenge to challenge! So glad you listened for these words from the Father!

  6. Mary Geisen
    February 21, 2015 | 6:21 pm

    I love how God is speaking through you to teach all of us. Your painting and poem speak volumes of the steadfastness of our God. Loved finding you here today. Love you friend!

  7. Susie Klein
    February 21, 2015 | 6:26 pm

    As I read this poem I am convinced that it is a direct and timely message for many people just now dear friend. What a joy to be used to deliver such wonderful words of encouragement!

    • Barbie
      February 22, 2015 | 12:23 am

      Thank you Susie! I am humbled to be able to be used in this way.

  8. lauren Huss
    February 22, 2015 | 4:25 pm

    Oh, how I needed to hear these words of encouragement today! Thank you for allowing God to bless us through your many gifts! It was lovely meeting you last night! 🙂

    • Barbie
      February 22, 2015 | 8:08 pm

      Thanks Lauren! I so enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to more connections through Facebook and blogging!

  9. Dawn Paoletta (
    February 24, 2015 | 8:33 am

    Beautifully encouraging. I love this poem…it almost sounds like a song!