The ups and downs of life…

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Why does every year
Seem to start the same
There’s so much heartache
And always so much pain
I face each hurdle as it comes
I can’t give up I’ve just begun
But oh how I wish
I didn’t have to pretend to be strong
There’s so many things
That just keep going wrong
I keep wondering
How much more I can possibly take
So many hard decisions
I’d rather not make
Each day seems to bring
More trouble than the last
And so many people
Count on me to finish each task
I’ve started to let more things slide
Trying to openly face
The battles I’ve always tried to hide
I feel like I’m always
Facing everything alone
And it’s hard to be happy
Even at home
I pretended for a long time
That everything was just fine
But this life has certainly
Never been kind
I’ve got to pull it together though
Even if only for the sake of another
I can’t let my family and friends down
And reveal to them how much I suffer
So I’ll put on a smile
Just as I always have
I’ll wipe away my pitiful tears
And try my best to be glad
For being miserable
Won’t get me anywhere
When there’s trouble in life
I just can’t despair
Lord I really need you
Are you there?

 
Written by, Michelle Cook

 

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13 responses to “The ups and downs of life…

  1. Yes he is…….;)

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  2. I know… I need to remind myself more often…. 😉

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  3. Do not worry……about anything……smile and the whole world smiles with you 🙂

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  4. I promise…smiling really is the best medicine isn’t it? 😉

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  5. Yes it is……:-D

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  6. Michelle,
    I am reminded of that old hymn
    ” What a friend we have in Jesus,
    All our sins and griefs to bear”
    when I read this poem.
    I went through a doldrum like this last year- so alone, so cast off and so desolate- no clouds with silver linings any where on the horizon- each day worse than the previous one- towards the end of that time, I had gotten so much strength that I used to tell myself, bring it on Lord, I can take it( perhaps this was wrong of me to do but I did it).
    Believe it or not, within two weeks of my saying this, I got a job, made new friends and now a year later, I am so different from where I was last year.
    Just hang on Michelle- the end is coming- there is a silver or golden cloud waiting for you.
    Keep cheerful and try to say ” Praise God” in your mind for everything- good or bad.
    Susie

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  7. I love that old hymn… my grandmother used to sing it all the time. This is the third year in a row which has started out seeming very bleak and I had hoped that it would be different. I am hopeful that everything will turn around and be as it should. It’s hard to keep going when there’s so many people around me that are suffering though. I feel the pain of others and I can’t let it go. The sadness of every situation overwhelms me to the point that I don’t even know how to go on some days. I just need to give everything to Jesus and pray that He will lift the darkness that seems to be dragging so many down. He is the only way that any of us will survive.

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  8. Try praising Him in everything- believe me I have been there and when I started praising him, things started changing- especially when I faced bad situations- as soon as something is not going the way you wanted it to go, try saying to yourself, Praise God. Make this a habit – after some time, things will fall in place.

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  9. Thank you Susie…. I think this is great advice. 😉

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  10. He’s always there! I, too, have to sometimes remind myself of this. Always here if you need to talk ❤️

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  11. We can’t forget can we! Thanks Dorinda. That’s good to know… have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. You too, my friend!! 😃

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