Category Archives: Uplifting poems of faith and comfort

When the Road is Rough

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When the road is rough,
Hold on to the words of the Master.
When your pace has slowed
And you just can’t go any faster.

Put your hand in His
For He NEVER will let you go;
On a mountaintop
Or the lowest depths you know.

Just wait on the Lord
For He will renew your strength.
With wings like an eagle,
Friend – you will rise again.

When you wake or sleep,
The Lord watches over you;
Your soul He keeps –
His word is forever true.

He’s the King of Kings;
Jesus, your greatest Friend
He’s Alpha and Omega,
There from beginning to end.
–oOo–

© 2015  Christine V Mitchell
All Rights Reserved
(Isaiah 40:31; Psalm 121:4-6; Revelation 1:8)

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Love and blessings always
dear friends

The Way Called Love

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Can we forgive the yesterdays in each other?
Times gone by, when faults and sins were seen?
Have we a heart that’s melted by the Father?
One that knows it too was cleansed from sin?
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Can we see the best in our sisters and brothers?
Or do we only see through yesterday’s eyes?
There is a better way, that’s like no other
And if we choose to follow, we’ll be wise
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It’s the way called “Love”; it’s a heart that can forgive
It’s the way called “Love”; it’s the way that Jesus lived
And if we too, ourselves, would be forgiven
Then the way called “Love” is the way we should be living
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If we choose that way, through faith in Christ our Saviour
Surrendering each day our will to Him
Then the fruit of love will show in our behaviour
And by and by, that love, more souls may win.
–oO0–

© 2015  Christine V Mitchell

It’s encouraging and reassuring to know that what may seem hard for us is possible through the power of Christ, as we surrender our lives to Him. When He is Lord of our lives, all things are possible. It’s a daily walk, not just a one-time surrender. Self always seeks to reign, but as we deny that self and follow Jesus, His love in our hearts enables us – gives us the power to love and forgive. Oh we sure do need it! We surely do (I do!) and because it IS possible, Jesus taught His disciples about it. It helps when we realise that we too – in our imperfection – need forgiveness and, in His love, God forgives us when we humbly come to Him in repentance.
Through Christ, we can do all things (see Philippians 4:13).

Of love, Jesus said:
“A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
(John 13: 34)

Of forgiveness, we read, in the Lord’s prayer:
“‘…And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one’..
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you,
your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive others their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins”
(Matthew 6: 12-15)

 ~ ~   Love and many blessings always   ~ ~

At The End of The Day

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At the end of the day,

when skies are dark,

in the quiet of night,

as silence fills the air;

before dreams

are deep as the ocean,

forgotten at dawn;

let’s remember,

let’s give thanks

to our Father, God;

always watching over us,

night and day –

never slumbering,

never sleeping;

always listening

for our prayer;

always being there,

our burdens to bear,

His love to share.

Thank You, Lord

for Your tender care

always
–oOo–

© 2014  Christine V Mitchell
Published in
Forever Grateful Inspirational Christian Poetry
(available from Amazon)

When The Sun Shines

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When the sun shines
it beautifies,
refreshing our eyes.

Like a gentle tide,
memories flow
of precious days gone by,
the growing years,
loved ones, special places,
precious moments,
different faces.

Joyful sounds abound as
children play, their day
full of new discoveries.

Hearts are cheered
and smiles appear
as grey gives way
to azure skies above
and all around us
glistens.

Love blossoms,
two hearts share;
fragrant scents
fill the air.

Radiant rays
beam through lofty
forests.

Warm crimson sunsets
close glorious days;
twilight haze
paves the way
for starlit skies.

Thank you
dear Lord
for the beautiful
gift of gold!

–o0o– 

© 2014  Christine V Mitchell


“Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is
for the eyes to behold the sun:…”

(Ecclesiastes 11: 7a KJV)
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 This poem is also published in my book
Forever Grateful, Inspirational Poetry
by Christine V Mitchell
(Available from Amazon)

A Day Is Coming

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A day is coming, take heart, dear friend
A day when trouble at last shall end
When Christ shall gather together His own
To be with Him ever in heaven’s sweet home

 When sorrowful tears He will wipe all away
When pain shall cease in that endless day
When loved ones again will see one another
Fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers

 Aunts and uncles, daughters and sons
Grands and greats, everyone!
Where there will no more be clouds of the night
Where Christ, the heavenly Lamb, is the light

 Where joy and gladness forever will reign
When Jesus our Saviour shall come back again
Keep walking with Jesus and never give in
Each day, He’ll give you the grace to win

 That day is coming. Look up and be strong
Hold on to the end, for it won’t be long!
-oOo–

© 2014  Christine V Mitchell
 (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

 Just sharing again this poem from my book
“Comfort & Hope”
which I pray may bring comfort to the hearts
of those suffering the pain of loss and grief
~ God bless you ~

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(This poem was also posted here on my blog in January 2015)

Sometimes

 We all go through difficult days of testing, when our faith is tried. Perhaps we don’t always come out on top. I’ve had many of those! But I’m so glad for the precious word of God that never fails and is always there to encourage and uplift. I’m so glad that it’s not about me, it’s all about Jesus. Just as parents, if our children falter, we don’t disown them, they are still our children. In the same way, if we falter, we are still God’s children. He still loves us. We only need to bring our need before Him.  and allow Him to be enthroned in our hearts again .. to  be our focus. Thank You Jesus for your unfathomable love. I wrote this poem in 2015 and …well, I recently had to read it again, for myself!!

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~ Sometimes ~

Sometimes we live by feelings
And thoughts we often think
Sometimes we lose sight of the Master
Like Peter, we start to sink
Sometimes we’re plagued with worry
And thrown in disarray
Sometimes disorientated,
When trials come our way.

Sometimes misunderstood,
When trying to do what’s right,
We realise that the battle
Of faith is a spiritual fight
But God is saying “Arise
and shine for your Light has come
Don’t see with natural eyes
LOOK UP and see my Son

Remember, I am with you
My Spirit dwells within
There is no need to fear
In Me, you’ll always win
Just speak the words I gave you
Don’t ever be dismayed
My words of life will save you
I heard the prayers you prayed

Though you may go through trials
No storm can stop my love
In Me, You will have peace
The peace that’s from above
I love you in the sunshine
I love you in the rain
Keep trusting Me, dear child
I’ll help you stand again”

Dark days can never hide Him
His power and love break through
The sun cannot outshine Him
He’s faithful, pure and true
When “sometimes” comes around again
To throw your soul off track
Look up, for the Lord will help you
To take your victory back.

–oOo–

© 2015  Christine V Mitchell
All Rights Reserved

~ God Bless You ~

Mine Is The Love

There’s a love that’s so precious, so dependable and unfailing
and this poem is about that love … written like a love letter from heaven …

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~  Mine Is The Love  ~

Mine is the love that stands through time
A love that never fails.
Upon the cross, My love lived on
Although My hands were nailed
The pangs of death and hell could not
Prevent love’s burning fire
To see you whole again has been
My Father’s great desire

I rose again, for death could not
Obliterate this love
And now the way is open to
My Father’s throne above
Each day that passes by, I see
The longing of your heart
It’s My desire to comfort you
And My love to impart

You’re precious and I long to give you
Everlasting peace
And reassure you daily that
My mercies never cease.
Mine is the love that stands through time
O come to Me, dear soul
Receive My precious love, sublime
That never will grow old
–oOo–

© 2013  Christine V Mitchell

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”
(John 3:16)

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down His life for His friends”
(John 15:13)
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“Mine Is The Love” is published in
Forever Grateful: Inspirational Christian Poetry

by Christine V Mitchell
(Available from Amazon)

God bless you dear friends at this Easter season, and beyond, as we remember the greatness of God’s love, through what Jesus did for us in order to give us the chance of a restored relationship with God.

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Hold On

Though beautiful Spring is on the horizon, in some parts of the world it may be dark Winter. Life may be like that too. I pray this poem of encouragement may bless someone …..

HOLD ON

God bless you
~ ~

Jesus, My Joy

JESUS, MY JOY

“My meditation of Him shall be sweet”
(Psalm 104: 34)
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Dear Friends
I thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words of encouragement throughout 2015 and  likes of my poetry posts. It’s my joy to share the blessings of the Lord with you.
I pray that throughout 2016, abundant blessings will be yours and that the peace of God which passes all understanding shall sustain you, every passing day.
I pray that the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ may be magnified
and that the light of His glorious gospel may shine into many hearts.

~ ~ ~
God loves is an everlasting love,
forever shining, from heaven above
~ ~ ~

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.
~ ~ ~

~  God Bless You  ~

This prayer poem is also published in
my poetry book

“COMFORT & HOPE”
(available from Amazon)