Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Thursday Pearls

 Even when the heart is weary,
Even when the heart is weak;
Even when the days look bleary,
Even when the days look bleak.
Just put your trust in the One above
And He will give you strength and joy
If you will only trust and love.
Even when you lose your trust
And have such little faith,
Just remember to keep a smile upon your face!

~ Poem written by Beth Gray
I love this short poem written by my twelve year old sister, Beth...
When she read it aloud to me for the first time, I was amazed at how poignantly it spoke to my heart...
How often don't we allow our emotions to be the ruler of our countenance and our attitude towards life?
How true that even when we are walking through trials we should keep a smile upon our face so as to be a testimony to others that the love of God resides in us...

"For the joy of the Lord is your strength."  
~ Nehemiah 8:10

Blessings on this beautiful Thursday, dear readers!


Bonnie Smithies said...

Thank you for posting this! It's so lovely. :)

Margie said...

What a lovely poem. It looks like creative writing is a talent that runs in the Gray family!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Lots of wisdom from your little sister. Thank you for sharing!
Love and hugs,

Camille said...

Precious!!! You are surrounded by treasures. XOXO

Cheryl said...

Oh, my! This is SO sweet! What a talented, little poet she is! God bless each one in your precious family. :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh, Kelly-Anne! You simply must give Beth a hug from me...and please do tell her how much I needed to hear those words today! What a gift she has in writing and sharing such truth in a beautiful way ♥ And thank YOU for sharing this lovely poem today! I am always inspired and encouraged when I stop by your blog....and that's such a huge blessing!

Wishing you a lovely Friday! With much love!

Paige said...

These are wise words! Beth has good insight. :) Thanks for sharing.

Alex said...

Goodness, I'm not surprised you loved this beautiful little poem from Beth.
Its really inspiring, and really good advice! Beth ~ you have talent and a sweet heart : )

Bethany Carson said...

Reminds me of the song "Keep on the Sunny Side of Life." Martha Washington once said, "I am persuaded that the greatest part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not upon our circumstances." Great reminder in the poem by Beth! Thanks for sharing!

Olivia Bell said...

What a beautiful poem your dear sister Beth wrote! I loved it! She has a God given talent for sure! I hope you will share any more poems she writes too! {{smiles}}

Summer said...

Really beautiful poem! I had to bookmark it ♥

Stephanie said...

Lovely Kelly-Anne, what a beautiful and timely post. Our Heavenly Father is indeed our strength and joy. I am always so humbled to think of the love God has bestowed upon me and it brings tears to my eyes to know that He is always there holding me in the palm of His hand.

Love and hugs to you, dear one.