Sunday, April 15, 2018

How to Live "In Spite" of Hardship: Happy National Poetry Month!

Teacher, poet, friend Carmen Graber graced these pages last year herehere, and here. I'm pleased to have her back with this poem, which was inspired by a friend's daughter who was having health issues in high school and maintained such a positive attitude through it all. May you also be inspired, and if you are, please leave a comment for Carmen.

In Spite
In spite of my fears, I will be brave
In spite of my sorrow, I will laugh.
In spite of my hurt, I will love.
In spite of my pain, I will face each day.
In spite of all the world throws at me,
I will LIVE!
In spite of my faults, God loves me.
In spite of my weakness, God strengthens me.
In spite of my doubts, God encourages me.
In spite of my silence, God hears me.
In spite of hard
times,God blesses me.

                                    ~cjgraber © 2018


  1. This poem spoke to my heart. My nephew died last year and I have been searching for things to be an encouragement for my sister, who lost her son. I am sending this to her in the hopes it will be an encouragement and reminder of God's love for her.

    1. Heidi, I am passing on your comments to Carmen. I am so sorry for your family's loss and pray for peace and comfort.