Thursday, May 01, 2008

It's in the Valley we Grow

It's in the Valley we Grow

Sometimes life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe
It's then we have to remember
That it's in the valleys we grow.

If we always stayed on the mountain top
And never experienced pain,
We would never appreciate God's love
And would be living in vain.

We have so much to learn
And our growth is very slow,
Sometimes we need the mountain tops,
But it's in the valleys we grow.

We do not always understand
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing.
My Lord will see me through.


The little valleys are nothing
When we picture Christ on the cross
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan's loss.

Forgive me Lord, for complaining
When I'm feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder
That it's in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me, Lord
And use my life each day
To share your love with others
And help them find their way.

Thank you for the valleys, Lord
For this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious
But it's in the valleys I grow!

Have a blessed weekend!

8 comments:

Kristy said...

Amen!

Lori said...

Kristy,

I love this poem.

Lori

Jim said...

This is a very nice poem. There are a lot of items here to be considering.

I am looking forward to read more about you guys first knowing each other. Thank you.
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e-Mom said...

I saved this poem when you posted it some time ago. A beautiful, beautiful piece! :~D

Lori said...

e-mom,

I needed it again!

Lori

Lori said...

Hey Jim,

Thank you!

Lori

Maria (Red) said...

Hi Lori, I still have the copy of this you gave me when I was going through hard times. It is hung up right next to my bed!! Thank you:)

Kathy said...

You are such an encouragement to everyone whose life you touch! That is a great song or poem!