Darkest Moments


“No matter how lost you feel,
don’t give up. You’ll beat it.
You’ll overcome it.”

In the darkest moments, when you’re left with nothing but the memories, the ghosts of your past and the demons that lurk in the deepest recesses of your mind — those are when you are the most vulnerable. Those are the moments that can tear you into pieces and leave behind the tattered remains of who you once were. When your emotions overwhelm you and you want nothing more than to shut them off or turn them around. But they’re on a one way street and the brakes have failed.  The moments we fail to see who we really are. When we lose sight of what we have. Forget all the good. And focus on all the bad.

But sometimes there’s that tiny bit of white light, nothing more than a pin prick. A needle point amidst all that blackness. Like the only star in an otherwise infinite, starless night. When you find it, you know you have it. You’ll beat it. You’ll overcome it.

That tiny little beacon is a little thing called hope.

© Sarah Doughty

Sometimes, hope is all we have to hold on to.

4 thoughts on “Darkest Moments

  1. These are good words, since they do evoke what life, at its worst moments, can be about.

    I’ve been in these times, and it is very tempting to want to isolate yourself, as much as it seems like a strength to believe only you could comprehend how you feel.

    As you said, we need hope, because I also do believe it is right in front of us. It is just that we often find it far more of a comfort, during those dark times, to look over our shoulder when the light before us is creating those shadows behind.

    Since nothing could erase the past, we must be willing to pull the good from it to carry it forward towards those sunrays of hope.


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