Monday, March 21, 2011

In The Valleys I Grow

Hello Dear Readers,

How are you all doing?  I am extremely tired after a week of not much sleep.  I actually hope to get a nap today!  That would be great, and much needed.  I came across this little poem and thought you might enjoy it.  I do not know who wrote it.


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In The Valleys I Grow



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 mountaintop

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 mountaintops,

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 mountaintops are glorious,

But it's in the valleys I grow!




5 comments:

Mrs. Stam said...

beautiful poem, hoping you get a nap today

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

It's so true Mrs Q!
I know it isn't too pleasant to go through valley experiences, but they are needful for growing our trust in the Lord.
It's when our trust is put to the test that we find out how it's doing :-)
Mine always needs to grow more and I'm so glad He understands!
God bless you dear lady - get some nice rest :-)
Trish

Jo said...

I need a good long sleep to after a busy week at work. Lovely poem.

Blessings

Don and Shelly said...

Thank you for posting that, Mrs Q... it was lovely. I'm sorry my visits have been so spuradic... we've all been very busy lately and Don has a new work schedule that we're getting used to. Please take care of yourself and get as much as possible. You are precious. By the way, part 7 went up today... go and see.

Barbara said...

Yes amen it is in the valleys I grow, I had so many valleys one year I learned to love them, we grow so much and get so very close to our Shepherd in those valleys, thank you and love this post, Be blessed, Barbara
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