“..and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.”
ONE DAY AT A TIME
by Annie Johnson Flint (1866-1932)
One day at a time, with its failures and fears,
With its hurts and mistakes, with its weakness and tears,
With its portion of pain and its burden of care;
One day at a time we must meet and must bear.
One day at a time to be patient and strong,
To be calm under trial and sweet under wrong;
Then its toiling shall pass and its sorrow shall cease;
It shall darken and die, and the night shall bring peace.
One day at a time – but the day is so long,
And the heart is not brave, and the soul is not strong,
O Thou pitiful Christ, be Thou near all the way;
Give courage and patience and strength for the day.
Swift cometh His answer, so clear and so sweet;
“Yea, I will be with thee, thy troubles to meet;
I will not forget thee, nor fail thee, nor grieve;
I will not forsake thee; I never will leave.”
Not yesterday’s load we are called on to bear,
Nor the morrow’s uncertain and shadowy care;
Why should we look forward or back with dismay?
Our needs, as our mercies, are but for the day.
One day at a time, and the day is His day;
He hath numbered its hours, though they haste or delay.
His grace is sufficient; we walk not alone;
As the day, so the strength that He giveth His own.
Have you ever felt like quitting? We all have at times. This poem will encourage your heart to keep going.
Don’t Quit! Poem
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
This poem reflects the heart of every committed Christian toward the Word of God.
This sweet poem was penned by an unknown saint.
Do you love the Bible?
I LOVE THE OLD BIBLE
What hope for the trav’ler
When strength’s almost gone?
That makes him determined
To keep pressing on.
What sweet consolation
From Heaven’s white throne.
God’s wonderful Book Divine.
This famous poem challenges us to live for those who come after us. What will you leave behind?
Will Allen Dromgoole wrote over 7,500 poems, 5,000 essays, and thirteen published books. This poem is one of her most famous. It was often reprinted and remains popular today.
“The Bridge Builder” poem is still a favorite of preachers and motivational speakers.
This poem is a tremendous preaching and teaching illustration. It reminds the listener that we have a responsibility to help those that will come after us by how we choose to live today.
This powerful poem draws attention to the importance of our Christian testimony and obedience to Christ.
This famous poem was written by Annie Johnson Flint. She was born in 1866 and died in 1932. Saved at a revival meeting in New Jersey, she became an invalid at a young age due to crippling arthritis.
Annie spent her life ministering through writing for the glory of God.
This poem has touched many hearts over the years. May we heed its convicting message.
This thought-provoking poem explains that marriage is a miracle of God!
I wrote this poem for a CCBC Valentine Banquet in 2009. Since that time, it has been used in weddings and marriage counseling.
May God use it to encourage your heart today!
The Miracle of Marriage
What makes marriage special? So many ask today.
Is it lace and garland on the wedding day?
Is it friends and family who gather to enjoy
All the fancy gaiety the day seems to employ?
Is it cake and punch prepared by careful hands?
Is it gourmet lunch the regal day demands?
Is it gay attire donned by all who go,
Or a special smile shared with one you know?