Are You In Need Of A Guiding Hand?
During hard or difficult times, I find encouragement poems can often inspire, providing that much needed hope, helping me to lift from the darkening mood and strengthen my resolve.
If you're ever feeling down, or going through bad times, encouragement poems can motivate you to move forwards and upwards and change your way of thinking.
This beautiful poem Don't Quit, will offer you comfort and encouragement when you are down.
Let's face it, ever since childhood there have been moments when we have all needed a little encouragement. Reading and listening to old poems can help you to realize that, no matter what problems you may be facing right now, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and that with inspiring words and a positive attitude, things will slowly but surely get better.
| |Light Shining Out of Darkness
God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.
Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill,
He treasures up his bright designs,
And works his sovereign will.
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.
Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain;
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain
Misfortune and hardships are often part and parcel of life. You may find yourself with the prospect of losing your job or even your home during an economic recession. You may be experiencing the emotional pain and changes that come with separation or divorce. Or maybe you're feeling despair through grieving the loss of a loved one.
There are many private and personnel reasons that may be causing you anxiety or feelings of despair. Worrying for the future and fearing change can sometimes make life seem intolerable and a constant uphill battle.
| |On Virtue
O Thou bright jewel in my aim I strive
To comprehend thee. Thine own words declare
Wisdom is higher than a fool can reach.
I cease to wonder, and no more attempt
Thine height t' explore, or fathom thy profound.
But, O my soul, sink not into despair,
Virtue is near thee, and with gentle hand
Would now embrace thee, hovers o'er thine head.
Fain would the heav'n-born soul with her converse,
Then seek, then court her for her promis'd bliss.
Auspicious queen, thine heav'nly pinions spread,
And lead celestial Chastity along;
Lo! now her sacred retinue descends,
Array'd in glory from the orbs above.
Attend me, Virtue, thro' my youthful years!
O leave me not to the false joys of time!
But guide my steps to endless life and bliss.
Greatness, or Goodness, say what I shall call thee,
To give me an higher appellation still,
Teach me a better strain, a nobler lay,
O thou, enthron'd with Cherubs in the realms of day.
Some truly inspiring poets, from times gone by, were aware of these feelings through personnel experience. This is often portrayed within their writing and poetry. Having overcome their own private problems and personnel battles, their poems can serve as a true inspiration to the rest of us, motivating us into taking action as well as offering a divine source of comfort so both you and I know we are never alone.
So use these encouragement poems as a private pillar of support, or share them with someone else who may need a little comfort and motivation. They will truly help to lift your spirit higher, inspiring you to move onwards and upwards. You can make things better, it all begins in your mind with your thoughts.
When I have fears that I may cease to be
Before my pen has glean'd my teeming brain,
Before high-piled books, in charactery,
Hold like rich garners the full ripen'd grain;
When I behold, upon the night's starr'd face,
Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance,
And think that I may never live to trace
Their shadows, with the magic hand of chance;
And when I feel, fair creature of an hour,
That I shall never look upon thee more,
Never have relish in the faery power
Of unreflecting love;--then on the shore
Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.
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Read by Leonard Wilson. Music from Piano Concerto No.2 by Felix Mendelssohn. Performed by Chamber Philharmonic Taipei.
The following collection of encouragement poems will always continue to grow so please do come back again to check for updates.
To Hope by John Keats
If by Rudyard Kipling
Seeking For Happiness
Uphill by Christina Rossetti
In The Long Run by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The Angel Of Patience
The Green Grass Under The Snow
Contentment by Eugene Field
Friends and guests very own encouragement poems:
You Talk He Listens by Amanda Cano Flexman
Trust by Amanda Cano Flexman
Hope In God by Olajubu A. Michael (Jacobs Adewale)
Journey's End by Amanda Cano Flexman
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