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It's in the Valleys I Grow

Sometimes life seems hard to bear,

Full of sorrow, trouble and woe

It's then I have to remember

That it's in the valleys I grow.

If I always stayed on the mountain top

And never experienced pain,

I would never appreciate God's love

And would be living in vain.

I have so much to learn

And my growth is very slow,

Sometimes I need the mountain tops,

But it's in the valleys I grow.

I do not always understand

Why things happen as they do,

But I am very sure of one thing.

My Lord will see me through.

My little valleys are nothing

When I picture Christ on the cross

He went through the valley of death;

His victory was Satan's loss.

Forgive me Lord, for complaining

When I'm feeling so very low.

Just give me a gentle reminder

That it's in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me, Lord

And use my life each day

To share your love with others

And help them find their way.

Thank you for valleys, Lord

For this one thing I know

The mountain tops are glorious

But it's in the valleys I grow!

--Author Unknown

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Thanks, Becky!!!! What a beautiful poem! Knowing some of your valleys and crises, it's refreshing to see you posted this.

That's kind of the theme of the book I posted about recently. We don't grow when everything is perfect. It's fighting our way around an obstacle, and crawling out of a valley that makes us stronger to face the next inevitable crisis.

Being in a valley sometimes causes us to just look at the walls around us and the ground beneath us. I never have been one to believe that God gives us "tests". I do, however, believe that when we are in a valley (crisis) that He wants us to look up because He is the one He wants our eyes on, in faith.

One of my favorite quotes is this: We are all either in a crisis, coming out of a crisis, or going into a crisis.

Love you, girlfriend!


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I love that poem, Snowflake.

Lately I've had Psalm 40 coming to me quite often. I'm embarrassed to say that the only reason I know the verse is because U2 used the Psalm to write their song "40" some years ago. (Anyway, it sounds nice to music.)

Psalm 40 verses 1 to 3 go like this:

"I waited patiently for the LORD;

And He inclined and heard my cry.

He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,

And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.

He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;

Many will see and fear

And will trust in the LORD."

I like the bit about being "brought up out of the pit," whatever our respective "pits" may be.

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