It's in the valleys I grow

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by Pottersclay, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Pottersclay

    Pottersclay New Member

    By: Jane Eggleston

    (I got this in an email)

    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.

    By: Jane Eggleston
  2. BlueSky555

    BlueSky555 New Member

    This is beautiful; thank you so much for sharing,

  3. dejovu

    dejovu New Member

    That says it all. Thx for sharing. De
  4. Pottersclay

    Pottersclay New Member

    Thought I would refresh this thread for anyone who wants a thought provoking poem.
  5. MamaR

    MamaR New Member

    Thank you for this!

  6. tlayne

    tlayne Member

    I love this poem, and it is so true! I am reminded of this when I look at the mountain tops and there is no trees, vegatation, grass, flowers, etc. But in the valleys there is wild life abound with trees and streams and flowers!

    The valleys can be so tough tho. I try really hard to always grow so that I don't have to go into the valley so much! lol! Love, Tam
  7. lovethesun

    lovethesun New Member

    Thank you for posting it.Linda