Overcoming

Life is on the other side of your mountain.

You are stronger than you give yourself credit for.  Think about everything that you've been through, every trial and challenge you've faced.  Guess what.....you're still here.  Maybe a little battered and bruised, but you're still here, still putting one foot in front of the other, still trying to move forward.  You have overcome so much and with God's help will continue to overcome much more.

What mountains are currently standing in your way?  "Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.  And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins." (Mark 11:23-25)

It's In The Valleys I Grow

by Jane Eggleston

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.

Than you for valleys, Lord

For this one thing I know

The mountain tops are glorious

But it's in the valleys I grow!