You are our model, Lord Jesus
Perfection of beauty that shines
Our Guide along the journey of life
Peace for troubled minds
When we can’t see around the corner
And don’t know what lies ahead
We only need to trust Your word
And by Your Spirit be led
When we meet with disappointments
And hope is a growing mist
Tempted and tried, we sometimes find
Complaining hard to resist
But You are our present help
Our strength, Lord, when we are weak
Our lighthouse brightly beaming
When days are cold and bleak
May our eyes behold Your beauty
Transforming us from within
Being changed from glory to glory
Through You, dear Jesus, we’ll win
Copyright 2019 Christine V. Mitchell
“You are complete in Him” (Colossians 2:10)
Photo: Sunrise and the Morning Dew | by Reina Smallenbroek
Happy New Year dear friends!!
As each New Year begins, while we look ahead to the new things God has in store, it’s good for us to look back with thankfulness. I would not be where I am today without Him. Through the years, the Lord has been my rock. Just wanted to share this poem of gratitude ~ one of those He blessed me to publish in my book, “Forever Grateful”. Thank You Lord!
Just Want to Say Thanks
I looked through the window of life each day
When the burdens were great and I hardly could pray
If someone would ask of me how I fared
With an answer, I’d smile, but I just couldn’t share
When the tears wouldn’t cease and I felt I had failed
You came through with peace, Your kindness prevailed
You lifted me, Lord, and helped me to stand
On a rock, and You sheltered me there with Your hand
Your Holy Spirit brought comfort and peace
In the midst of my sorrow and gave me relief
Of the pain and the anguish that weighed like a stone
You always were there, I was never alone
Oh Jesus I love You, I love You so much!
So precious to me is Your comforting touch
Your wonderful peace, You always impart
Just want to say “Thanks”, from a grateful heart
© 2014 Christine V. Mitchell
Forever Grateful Inspirational Christian Poetry
(Available from Amazon – see Books for further info)
~ God bless you ~
“Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 124:8)
Tenderly, You look into my eyes
Lovingly, You help me to arise
And when I hear the words You speak to me
You banish all my fears and I am free
In all my yesterdays, I’ve seen Your hand
And all along, You’ve helped me Lord to stand
Lord, I can face each day because of You
Propelled by love that’s faithful, kind and true
When burdens weighed me down and heavy loads
You gave me grace and strength along the road
You bid me hand them all to You in prayer
What peace I felt when, at last, I left them there
© 2018 Christine V. Mitchell
All Rights Reserved
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you”.
Blessings dear Friends!
I hope you are all well and being blessed.
This is just to let you know that
My site name has now changed!
What was formerly called:
Christine’s Poetry Blog
The former site address will still open up
I hope and pray that you are well. It’s been a VERY busy year for me, yet again! I just wanted to write this short post to let you know of some changes taking place with my blog site.
FIRSTLY though …. can I say a big “THANK YOU” for visiting my blog and for your support over the years. I pray that the blessings of the Lord will be showered upon you.
I truly thank God for His precious love which continues to amaze and fill me with awe. His love continues to inspire me with more poems (and reflections too) and with a love and desire to share them, in the hope they will be a blessing.
But with even the very best of intentions, our plans often don’t work out the way we want do they? Or WHEN we want them to happen. But that’s okay really – when we remember how God’s word says that “all things work together for good to them that love the Lord and them who are the called, according to his purpose”.
With all good intentions, I tried to have a separate blog to share inspirational reflections. As many of us can testify, the demands of life can be such that it’s difficult keeping up with things we plan. We just can’t have our hands in too many pies or be like an octopus! So…. with the thought in mind that I’d rather try to give more focused attention in few places than no attention in many, I intend to keep both my POETRY and REFLECTIONS here on this blog. Yes – by the grace of God, I’ll still be here!
However, this site name will soon be changing. I will update you shortly with the details. You’ll still be able to locate this site should you use the current URL also.
Have a wonderful and blessed day … and I’ll write back soon!
You make me feel special,
You make my heart glad.
You look after me,
my heavenly Dad.
You know what I’m thinking
and hear when I pray.
You speak words of comfort
to guide me each day.
When oft I need someone
to lift up my hands,
You’re always there, Lord –
and You understand.
You show that You care
in the trials I face.
I know I can always
keep trusting Your grace.
You guide my steps, Lord,
as I travel this road.
You give to me rest
as I give you my load.
Dear Father, I’m glad
that to You I belong.
I thank you for blessing
my heart with this song.
© Christine V Mitchell – 2014
To simply make light of another one’s plight
Is like leaving them out in the rain
But from 0-10, we’re told to say “When”
So the doctor can find the pain
While one may get by, another may cry
Not everyone is the same
The soul is a place where we all need grace
Again and again and again
One soul may carry a load today
And then shed that load tomorrow
But what of the one who beneath the same
Also carries a load of sorrow
Some may be feeble, some may be strong
Some may be slow, or may speed
God knows how much each person can bear
And can help at our point of need
He knows our fears .. He bottles our tears
And encourages us to be strong
Forever to put our trust in Him
Believing it won’t be long
So whatever it is, whether great or small
Let’s listen with hearts of love
For “Blessed are the merciful” Jesus said
For they’ll have the same from above
© 2013 Christine V Mitchell
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy”
One person’s sufferings may look light to another, and in their eyes be minimised,
but who knows the whole picture? Only God.
He knows the capacity ~ because He made the container.
He offers hope to help us cope.
Blessings and love to All!
In these trying times in which we live, there is Someone to Whom we can turn…God, our Heavenly Father. He is faithful and true.. able to sustain us, to carry us through – whatever may be the storm in our life, whether literal, emotional, spiritual, psychological, etc. GOD is our refuge and strength.
Dear Father in Heaven, thank You for your kindness and mercy towards us always. Help us in these difficult days to allow You to be our refuge and our strength. At times, we feel so weak, but You are strong always. Thank You that Your strength is made perfect in our weakness. When we cannot depend upon ourselves, thank You that we CAN depend on You. May our faith and trust in You, and Your holy Word, grow day by day, through Christ Jesus our Lord. Thank You Lord, Amen.
Blessings and love always dear friends
Let love take over when hate surrounds;
Let my heart be filled with love that abounds.
Let joy bring strength when I feel weak.
You’re all I need; Your face I seek.
Let peace take over that calms all strife;
Your peace from above, for You are my life.
O give me a heart, Lord, of longsuffering,
At times when I’m tested and tried to the brim.
Let gentleness, Lord, be a part of me.
Please mould me, as clay, to be all I should be.
Let goodness shine as the bright morning sun,
So darkness, by light, may be overcome.
Let faith come forth that will banish all fear.
Dispel all the doubts; let Your presence be near.
Let meekness, Lord, be what You will see.
Remove all earthly pride in me
Let temperance show ~ in all that I do.
Please help me to be a reflection of You
Each step of the way, in the journey I take,
Be exalted, dear Lord, for Your Name’s sake.
© 2015 Christine V Mitchell
All Rights Reserved
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“But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness,
faith, meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law”
(Galatians 5:22-23 KJV)