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Smile amidst Trial

Smile Amidst Trial Poem by Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway Coaching

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Smile amidst Trial



When my heart is heavy,

When the day is gray,

When the clouds hover

On a dark stormy day,


When challenges face,

When trials are near,

When I feel in my heart

A sense of fear,


I call on Your Name,

And to me You run,

Your face more radiant

Than the midday sun.


You lift me up,

You hold me tenderly,

You remind I am Yours

For all eternity,


“What have you to worry,

My child, My friend?

 Remember My love for you

Has no end.”


“It matters not

If it does rain or shine,

You are always in My care

Perfect and divine.”


“So let Me wipe your tears,

Let me hold you near,

To My heart forever

I hold you dear.”


“No challenge, no storm,

Can stop My love for you;

I love you always,

Know this to be true.”


And as You say this,

I feel my heart smile,

Yes, I can feel pure joy

Even amidst trial.


For You are with me,

Never will You leave,

So I need not ever worry,

I need not ever grieve.


When the trials come,

I am closer to Your heart,

For You cling to me tighter

So that we never part.


Yes, my heart will be light

Even when the day is gray,

For I am with You, Jesus,

I rejoice in Your way.


© 2013 Caroline Gavin

How has Jesus allowed you to smile amidst trial?

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  • http://www.VictoryChristianCoaching.com/ Marianne Clements


    Just put it in perspective. Nothing I’ve suffered can compare to the sufferings of Jesus or to many who suffer from lack of basic necessities like clean water, food, clothing, shelter. When I remember how blessed I am, it’s hard not to smile!

    Have a Victorious Day!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      How Jesus suffered so – far beyond the grasp of our limited comprehension – out of pure love for us. Yes, we may always smile amidst trial, for we are blessed and loved by Him, the Source of Joy!