Thank You Lord that You are with us in the midst of all our trials
Help us to go through .. with eyes of faith and, having done all, to stand!
1 Peter 1:6-8
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith
the salvation of your souls.
God Bless You!
Remembering the bereaved of Charleston, 2015.
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
From the heavens, Love looked down,
left His glorious robe and crown
to pave the way for all of humankind.
Jesus Christ, the sacrifice –
for one and all He gave His life,
all because God had us on His mind.
Mercy looked beyond my shame
and lovingly called out my name,
saying “I have come to give you life”.
Forgiveness came with open arms,
enveloped my soul with calm
and took away the inner doubts and strife.
Happiness evaded me,
until I came to Calvary
and looked upon the face of Him Who died.
Freedom broke the bars of sin
when I opened up to Him
and, in my soul, new tears of joy I cried.
By His grace, I walk this road,
thankful for the love He showed;
the peace He gives me, nothing can destroy.
Strength within, He gives to me
and words of life that set me free.
He’s my hope, the Centre of my joy!
© 2014 Christine V Mitchell
“Forever Grateful” Inspirational Poetry
by Christine V Mitchell
Available from Amazon – get your copy today!
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 poetry 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…..
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……
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)
* * * I pray that your heart may be blessed and encouraged * * *
Dear Friends, as we journey through life and unforeseen events occur, whether simple or greatly distressing, our faith may be tested – feelings may get in the way – sometimes we may be anxious, but there’s hope …….
As a glimmer of light on a starless night
faith keeps hope alive.
When days seem long and you don’t feel strong,
faith will help you thrive.
Like Winter, Summer, Autumn or Spring,
life brings seasons of change.
As sure as the sun, trials do come,
but friend – don’t think it strange.
Faith sings a song of joy within
for things still yet unseen;
rejoicing in hope, it helps you to win,
so don’t give up your dream.
Hold onto God through faith in Christ
and always sing your song.
The answer will come, just trust in Him,
each day as you journey along.
(Hebrews 11:1; John 15:10; 1 Peter 4:12)
© 2014 Christine V Mitchell
All Rights Reserved
God’s word tells us that
“..this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4).
Through Him, we can still stand. Amen!
For yesterday ..
I thank You, Lord.
There were years that seemed
just like a dream.
There were life-changing scenes.
But I’ve come to know
that You allowed me to go
through that maze,
those difficult days,
You were there always.
You helped me grow,
You kept me strong –
like a tree amidst the storms.
You had hopes for me
when the future I couldn’t see.
When I despaired,
so misty was the view
until I saw You,
looking down from heaven –
showing You care.
Nothing compares with Your love.
You saw my heart and
picked me up.
I owe everything to You.
For all You’ve done for me,
Lord, I thank You.
By Christine V Mitchell
(published in “Forever Grateful” available from Amazon)
© Copyright 2014
All Rights Reserved