I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Poetry: Like the Red Rose

Thank you Lord
for sunny skies and gray,
for fluffy clouds and stormy days,
All help the red roses below.

Like me, dear Lord,
when storms of trouble stay,
when sorrow as well as joy fill my day,
These all help me grow.

Like the red rose
help me reach toward heaven above,
letting in the Sonshine of your love,
Bend, not break under the winds of adversity.

Resilient, vulnerable, strong–aware,
like red roses which grow,
I’m thankful to know,
Now and forever, Your loving care.

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing.
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Even through the storms of life,
Lord, help me stand strong for you. Amen.

By Carolyn R Scheidies
From Journey of Faith
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