Poems and Words of Encouragement


Lord, my spirit is willing,
But my flesh is so weak;
God, every day I cry out to you,
Yet I don't hear you speak.

I've been beaten so many times.
You know what I've been through;
I can't overcome this giant.
Yet it's the only thing I must do.

I fought this trial too many times

I used all the strength in me;
Yet I lost in every battle,
And once again I'm not free.

Lord, I'm tempted to just call it quits,
And lay here on the ground;
I will let the giant win again.
I have fought too many rounds.

As I am now at my lowest,
Tears flow down my cheeks;
I cry out to God again,

“Jesus, I am just too weak!”

Suddenly I felt my body
Being lifted up by my Lord;
He helped me back on my feet,
And said, “Lets do this once more.”

I stood up to that giant,
And fought as hard as I could;
He used old tactics to make me give up.
Yet he only thought I would.

I was determined to not back down.
I had been here long enough;
It's not the number of times I get hit.
It's the number of times I get up.

Jennifer Kulp

My life is but a weaving
Between my Lord and me,
I cannot choose these colors,
He worketh constantly.
Sometimes He weaves sorrow,
Then I, in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper
And I, the underside.

But when the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
And show me the reasons why.
The dark threads are as needful
In our Weaver's skilful hand,
As those threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.

J. Zeal


In This Life,

You'll have days of bright and blue
with good friends and laughter....enough to see you through.

In This Life,

There will be misery and doubt
things you scratch your head at....and just can't figure out.

In This Life,

You'll have dreams that reach the sky
and passion to move you.... until the day you die.

In This Life,

There will be days of pain and loss
and times when your only comfort is The Man upon The Cross.

In This Life,

You'll imagine what could be
and think the world is yours for all eternity.

In This Life,

There are trials you must face
and days when the world leaves you lost without a trace.

In This Life,

We are called to help the poor
to leave the cushy comfort that rests behind our door.

In This Life,

You'll be astounded at how quickly years go by
and look back at memories that often make you cry.

In This Life,

You'll taste both victory and defeat
and make mistakes that wisdom won't allow you to repeat.

In This Life,

You'll find answers to the questions you hold dear
and live for Him who'll take away your worries and your fear.

By Mike Hall

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