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Inspirational Poetry For When Life Seems Difficult

Updated on July 15, 2010

The Weaver

My life is but a weaving between my Lord and me,

I cannot choose the colors He worketh steadily.

Oft times He weaveth sorrow, and I in foolish pride
forget He sees the upper but I the under side.

Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly,
shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needed in the Weaver's skillful hand,
as threads of gold and silver in the pattern life has planned.

Benjamin Malachi Franklin (1882-1965)
U.S. Library Of Congress, Washington DC, Card # 20060727210211

The Difference

I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish that I didn't take time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me, and heavier came each task,
"Why doesn't God help me?" I wondered. He answered, "You didn't ask."

I wanted to see joy and beauty, but the day toiled on gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn't show me--He said, "But you didn't seek,"

I tried to come into God's presence; I used all my keys at the lock,
God gently and lovingly chided, "My child, you didn't knock."

I woke up early this morning, and paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish that I had to take time to pray.

--Author unknown

The Valley

I have been through the valley of weeping,
The valley of sorrow and pain;
But the “God of all comfort” was with me,
At hand to uphold and sustain.

As the earth needs the clouds and the sunshine,
Our souls need both sorrow and joy;
So HE places us oft in the furnace,
The dross from the gold to destroy.

When He leads through some valley of trouble,
His powerful hand we can trace;
For the trials and sorrows He sends us
Are part of His lessons of grace.

Oft we shrink from the purging and pruning,
Forgetting the Husbandman knows
The deeper the cutting and paring,
The richer the cluster that grows.


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    • Pamela Kinnaird W profile image

      Pamela Kinnaird W 5 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      The first two of these poems I've had nearby because I've liked them a long time. I had never read The Valley before. I love the last verse. Voted up and awesome.

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      The Lord gives me poems often, some of which I published here on Hubpages. Thank you.

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      exjwlaurie 7 years ago

      This is Divinely inspired! Thank you for sharing!

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Very touching and beautifully written. This is a moving testemony to God's love. Thank you.

      Brother Dave.

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      megsshere 7 years ago from California

      Very inspiring collection.


      "We're not alone in our endeavors,

      God's blessing hand is on us.

      Why to struggle and toil forlorn

      when He is guiding us without a fuss!"


      I couldn't stop myself from rating it excessively 'beautiful'.:)

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      Tina Truelove 7 years ago

      Very nice! I love "The Weaver". I have never heard that one before now.