Tuesday, February 23, 2010

In the valleys I grow...

I haven't blogged in WAY too long. I have a ton of catching up to do, yet haven't had a moment in the busyness of life. Tonight, I couldn't go to sleep without posting this. It's intended for someone I dearly love...I know that they will know this post belongs to them. I stumbled across this poem about six months ago and knew I kept it for a reason.

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

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

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

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

My little valleys are nothing
When I 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 valleys, Lord
For this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious
But it's in the valleys I grow!


Holly said...

Beautiful and fitting for so many people, myself included! Thank you!
Missed you, but love the updates I get from "mom"!!

Janice said...

I haven't checked in blog in way too long because my computer crashed and I lost my bookmarks. What a great day to "check back in" - LOVE the poem!

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3 little and 2 big liks said...

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