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Have Strength during Difficult Times

Updated on July 18, 2012

© by Jennifer McLeod writing as jenjen0703, all rights reserved.


I woke up one morning feeling angry and sorry for myself. Life has never been as tough as it is right now, and many circumstances have me scared and edgy. Sometimes, waiting for a problem to be over can be nerve-wracking because I like to be in control of everything in my life. It is difficult to trust God sometimes and have that faith. Sometimes, life just gets in the way. It is difficult for me, sometimes, to combat depression, so I try to have faith in God, that He will take care of me.

I took a moment to pray that morning, and it helped me feel much better. I do not write poetry very often, but this morning, I decided to "power write" for 10 minutes (therapeutic technique I use when I am stressed out). This is what I came up with.


Wipe them away, don't let them fall

They're not the answer to it all.

Look up to the sun, see how it shines.

Remember that God, the Creator's divine.

Think of the past, then let it all go.

Our Savior's behind us more than we know.

Run to the future and reach for the light.

God's love will endure through the darkness of night.

Embrace what God gave you as long as you can.

And don't waste your time on the lies of a man.

You are special and good, despite what they say.

So, don't let those nay-sayers stand in your way.

There Is Hope...

Keep Your Chin Up

I know, it can be easier said than done, but keep your chin up. Nothing in this world is permanent, and whatever situation is happening in your life, it will pass eventually. Keep it real and be honest with yourself because dodging reality only complicates the situation more. If you are feeling alone, like you have no one to turn to, remember that God is always there to listen. If you are feeling this way, you are where you need to be because God is wanting you to understand that when you have no one, He is all you need and He will supply the rest of your needs.

Do you know that God's presence can make your life complete?

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      ashna sambhar 6 years ago

      Der is 1 very simple rule 4 Success dat v need 2 learn .."JUST TRY 1 MORE TYM IN A DIFFERENT Way,before u decide 2 quit.......

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      Jennifer McLeod 6 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Thanks for the wonderful comments everyone! Merry Christmas! Remember to take a moment to remember whose birthday today is.

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      William Benner 6 years ago from Savannah GA.

      Another great hub! We must never loose sight that God is there, even at our lowest moments!

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Hi Jen,

      Beautiful and inspirational. It is so important to believe in yourself and not listen to those naysayers.

      Sending you a big hug.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I hope your day improved Jen, that was power-writing at its best, fabulous poem.

      Praying and writing always helps! best wishes MM

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      infoforum 6 years ago from Universe

      Beautiful! Those who live in past or future destroy there present. It's better to live in present and look forward for a good tomorrow :) Voted up!


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      Jennifer McLeod 6 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      My day did turn out much better. Thanks you to everyone for the kind words and support.

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      I hope your day turned out better than it started, and I pray that God will show you the way and answer your prayers. Times can be tough, but we get through them somehow.

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      Angela Blair 6 years ago from Central Texas

      It's odd how when we sometimes feel "down" -- and write something to lift our spirits we lift everyone else's, too? That's definitely the case here for me -- your writing lifted my spirits as it did yours. Great Hub, thanks! Best, Sis

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      I am reminded of the song "Things Will Be Better Tomorrow". I think it's from Annie. I think every human has your feelings from time to time. Good luck.

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      Cheryl Simonds 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Beautiful, and very inspirational. I enjoyed it very much, and from the sounds of it, it helped. Very glad to hear that!!!!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful. Sometimes i forget to pray. Thank you for the reminder...Cheers

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      That was truly beautiful and inspirational. When the world gets you down and you feel like you can't go on never let go of God's hand He'll pull you through.

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      Sam 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Well written and timely also voted up and beautiful as we especially relate during this season.

      blessings to you and yours...

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      Jennifer McLeod 6 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Thanks for the wonderful comments everyone. Yeah, I was down in the dumps this morning, but I am feeling better now. Just needed to go run some errands and got out of my head for awhile.

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      Jennifer McLeod 6 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Thanks for the wonderful comments everyone. Yeah, I was down in the dumps this morning, but I am feeling better now. Just needed to go run some errands and get out of my head.

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      diogenes 6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      "I'm not religious, and that's all right/But as Lennon says, get through the night"


      PS I woke up feeling like a dishrag today with gout in foot (hurts). No, crying don't help, I just get MAD!! Bob

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      Rebecca Mealey 6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      It is a blessing to be able to write a poem when inspiration is needed. I hope it made you feel better. Very touching verse.

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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      God doesn't give us more than we can handle. Even though days can be hard to get through trust in God and your inner strength. Breath and take on one day at a time. Forgive yesterdays and forget about tomorrows, live for the day you wake up in.

      Great poem, just beautiful, your poetry is obviously great therapy and flows beautifully, why don't you start each writing and see how that helps?

      Keep well

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      sls450 6 years ago from USA

      Beautiful, have faith. It'll get better.


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