Category Archives: Despair

Lord, Hold My Hand

A short prayer poem for any going through the challenge of illness. God bless you …

Soothe every storm
Calm every fear
When the news is not good
Not what I want to hear.

When the figures are high
And my feelings are low
O help me, dear Jesus
Let faith in me grow.

Your word, precious Lord
Is a lamp to my feet
Your word is alive
Full of power, not defeat.

There’s nothing impossible
Saviour, with You
The miracles of yesterday
You can still do.

YOU are the Lord ~
Who heals my disease
O send forth Your power
Bring a release.

I’m trusting in You
On Your promise I stand
O help me, dear Jesus
Lord, hold my hand.
—o0o—

© 2017  Christine V. Mitchell
All Rights Reserved

The above poem is one of a selection
from my 3rd book of poetry
~ CANDLE OF HOPE ~
(soon to be released)

I Lift My Soul To You

I Lift My Soul to You

Even now, at the end of the year 2015,
whatever your struggle may be, God cares.
This prayer may echo the cry of your heart.
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~  God Bless You  ~

This prayer poem is also published in
my poetry book

“COMFORT & HOPE”
(available from Amazon)

My Peace

My Peace

A poem of comfort … based on the words of Jesus in John 14:27, John 16:33 and Matthew 28:20. Time is rolling along fast. Things are happening everywhere, just as the Lord forewarned. The darkness is increasing, but let’s arise and shine! Let’s hold onto the words of our Saviour, Jesus, the Prince of Peace, in this world of tribulation. Be encouraged, dear friend. He promised all who believe that He would never leave us or forsake us. Precious Lord .. fill our hearts with Your peace ~ Amen.
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This poem, and many more poems of encouragement,
are published in my 2nd book of poetry
“COMFORT & HOPE”
available from Amazon
(ISBN-10: 1500139696)
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GOD BLESS YOU!

Don’t Give Up

DON'T GIVE UP

There’s a promise in the Bible for you;
the answer to your heart’s cry,
Dear Friend – if you open its pages
and just read .. you’ll soon see why,
Despite the despair and the darkness,
there is hope for you today,
and it’s found in the Lord Jesus Christ
for all who will call on His Name!

A good place to begin to find out about the love of God
is by reading in the Bible the gospels, found in the New Testament.

(eg. start with St John)

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St John 3: 16
For God so loved the world,
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish
but have eternal life”
(NASB)

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God bless you !

Help Them Make It Through

Remembering the bereaved of Charleston, 2015.
Help Them Make It Through
Dearest Friends, I wrote this poem in 2012, but revised it recently on behalf of the dear family, friends and loved ones of the dear souls who lost their lives in the terrible massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston recently. In times of grief, it can be very hard for many to cope. This poem is in support of the bereaved and any who may have suffered the loss of loved ones in terrible tragedies such as this.

Though the media spotlight may be gone, thoughts of you remain in our hearts
~  GOD BLESS YOU ALL  ~

Christine V Mitchell

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Steadfast Love

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I love you, my child, in the morning.
My love is not quelled by the night.
I love you when you’re in the valley,
or scaling the highest of heights.

I love you when flowers are blooming.
I love you in showers of rain.
I love you when winter is looming
and when summer comes again.

Though sometimes your skies have been grey
or you have been misunderstood,
My love has been present always;
My thoughts towards you are good.

You may have felt strong in the good times
and then have felt weak in the bad.
Perhaps you have tried but failed,
then felt all alone and sad.

You may feel that I’m far away
or wonder if I hear your prayers.
My heart is so touched by your longings.
Each day, I bottle your tears.

I love you, for you’re My creation.
I think about you every day.
I long to bring life and salvation –
to guide you and show you the way.

I long to pour fresh living water
that flows out in life-giving streams;
to arise upon you with My glory,
for then you will dream new dreams.

I’ll not force My way into your heart.
I come through an open door.
I long to bring untold blessings
of life and of peace evermore.

–o0o–

 © 2014 Christine V Mitchell
All Rights Reserved

Based on:
Psalm 32:8; Psalms 56:8; Psalm 100:3; Psalm 103:17;
Jeremiah 29:11;
John 7:38; John 15:9;
Acts 2:17; Revelation 3:20

  * * *    I pray that your heart may be blessed and encouraged    * * *

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For more poetry samples, I also encourage you to visit my website:
www.expressionspoetry.com

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PUBLICATIONS:
FOREVER GRATEFUL
COMFORT & HOPE

Both available from Amazon
(Click on book title above to purchase from Amazon)

 

Come Walk With Me

It’s a New Year, a New Day, dear friend. Whatever yesteryear may have brought, take courage …there’s hope in the Lord. The following is a poem of encouragement from my new book,
Comfort & Hope, and is written like a “letter of love” from the Lord, as an expression of His compassionate heart. Take a quiet moment to read … and let Him speak to your heart…..

Come Walk With Me

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Whatever we go through in life, it’s wonderful to know
that the Lord’s heart of love is always open and
His arms are always ready to welcome and embrace us……
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The poem above is the first in my second book of  inspirational poems
Comfort & Hope now available in paperback and e-book from Amazon.
(If you would like to purchase a copy, please click on the book title above)

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* * *    I pray that your heart may be blessed and encouraged    * * *

 

For more poetry samples, my website is:
www.expressionspoetry.com

Victory In Your Praise

In the midst of trials and challenges, it can be so easy to live by our emotions. We all have feelings … and sometimes they can get the better of us, plunging us into despair when someone causes us hurt, or during testing times and lonesome valleys, times when it seems everything is going against us. But what if feelings get in the way of our relationships with others and most of all with God, our loving Heavenly Father, the One to Whom we can turn in the midst of the battle, the One Who truly understands?  Thank God, there is something at our disposal which can lift us in trying times and draw us into His Presence ….. it’s called praise!   (I’ve written a poem on this – below 🙂). I’ve had to remind myself of this truth at times when things have happened that left me feeling I had every right to mope for however long! I’m sharing these few words to encourage you, just as I’ve had to encourage myself (and still do!!). It’s nice to read  in the Bible of how the psalmist David “encouraged himself in the Lord”!! (1 Samuel 30:6). Our God understands all things and ALWAYS, ALWAYS has a word for us. We can literally have His presence fill us, as the scripture says, through “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs…” (Ephesians 5:19). Oh there are battles on our journey, but how WONDERFUL is the promise we have in God’s word that “we are more than conquerors” through Christ. We may not be perfect and don’t always get it right, but “greater is He Who lives in (us) than He that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). He (Jesus) is ALWAYS right – so, once again, we have hope!

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 VICTORY IN YOUR PRAISE

At just the time the storm is getting closer;
when the road seems dark and the journey’s far from over;
when all your friends have gone their separate ways,
know this – there’s victory in your praise!

At just the time you feel like giving up;
when you have had to drink the bitter cup.
He’s there with you throughout the nights and days.
Know this – there’s victory in your praise!

You may not feel like praising God right now.
Considering all, you may just wonder how.
Remember how Paul and Silas spent their days?
Behind those prison walls were songs of praise!

Just one step closer, praise will draw us near
to the Lord, Who heals our wounds and calms our fears.
As we exalt and lift Him up always,
He will draw near, for He lives in our praise.

—oOo—

 Copyright 2014  Christine V Mitchell
All Rights Reserved

Psalm 22:23; Acts 16:25-34; Romans 8:37
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I also share poems on my website:
http://www.expressionspoetry.com

Inseparable Love

Inseparable Love

Walls are never too high,
valleys are never too deep,
no powers that be in the skies,
no sorrows that cause us to weep.

No earthly thing great or small
or mysteries of heaven above,
things present or things to come
can separate us from Your love.

Of this I am fully persuaded;
forever, this truth I will hold,
Your love, Lord, has never faded –
it’s a love that will never grow old.

–oOo–

(Romans 8: 38-39 KJV)

(published in “Forever Grateful” available from Amazon)

Copyright © 2014  Christine V Mitchell
All Rights Reserved