It's In The Valleys I Grow

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by ssMarilyn, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    Some of you may have seen makes being sick so much easier to bear.


    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!

    Have a blessed day!

    The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is
    the distance between your knees and the floor. The one who
    kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything. If your problem is bigger than your GOD, then you are serving the wrong god
    ... remember that knees that bend don't shake!

    ~ Dr. P. L. Williams

  2. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    I truly needed the words of wisdom in this poem/prayer.

    This hand is truly a trial to me right now, but hay, I still have it even if it hurts.

    Shalom, Shirl
  3. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    This inspirational poem is what helped me accept and cope with my illness when I was really bad last year. It's so true that it IS in the valleys where we grow!

    Marilyn :)