By Rev. Jeff Gannon, Senior Pastor
I was blessed when I read this poem by Linda Mae Richardson, who is a volunteer with our local Victory in the Valley ministry. I hope you are blessed as I was….
A GRATEFUL HEART
When I face hardships on life’s way
Seems circumstances rule my day
And worries reign o’er every thought
Obscuring blessings soon forgot.
In troubled times it’s hard to see
Past obstacles ahead of me…
As storm clouds gather all around
And thunder roars with harsh resound.
But I have witnessed other souls
Who facing troubles – seem to know
Though life holds days both good and bad
A joyful heart reigns o’er the sad.
I stand amazed at those who find
The strength to conquer thoughts and mind
With grateful hearts through joy and pain
Life’s love and blessings they still claim.
So with God’s strength I’ll face each fear
And cling to all that I hold dear…
For circumstances can’t control
The fearful thoughts God’s peace remolds.
A thankful heart is healing balm
My spirit sings a brand new song
Of hope and love and praise renewed
For God – not fear – rules attitude.
These gifts I wish to share with you…
“Hope’s healing light to guide you through”
“New strength to finish every race”
“A grateful heart empowered by grace.”