Hills and Valleys

In this thing called life, there will be hills.

Times when things are going well –

Times when you feel like you’re on top of the world.

In this thing called life, there will also be valleys.

Times when you just can’t handle any more bad news.

Times when you feel like you’re digging your way

Out of a deep, dark, and muddy pit.

The introduction of these hills and valleys

Into our lives cannot be altered –

But what can be changed is our perspective.

How will we respond to the hills and valleys of life?

I pray that we will respond with grace…

Both the giving of grace and the receiving of it.

I pray that we will respond with gratitude,

Focusing on the many blessings in our lives.

I pray that we will respond with peace…

A peace that can only be found in the Prince of Peace.

So as we continue on our journeys,

Let us respond with grace, gratitude, and peace

To the hills and the valleys of life.

 

*Note: I got the idea for this poem from the song “Hills and Valleys,” by Tauren Wells. You can listen to the song here. 🙂

Photo Credit: Shontz Photography

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2 thoughts on “Hills and Valleys

  1. Crystal, Your Mom plugged me into your blog? I’m so computer illiterate. Anyway just wanted to say how beautiful, honest and well writtten it was. continue doing what your doing. I’m sure YOU will be an inspiration to others. Me too!! Love, Barbara

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    1. Hi Barb! I’m so glad that you’re able to read my blog now. 🙂 And thank you very much for the encouragement! I do pray that God will be able to use my experiences to help and challenge others. Love you! ❤

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