In this thing called life, there will be hills.
Times when things are going well –
Times when you feel like you’re on top of the world.
In this thing called life, there will also be valleys.
Times when you just can’t handle any more bad news.
Times when you feel like you’re digging your way
Out of a deep, dark, and muddy pit.
The introduction of these hills and valleys
Into our lives cannot be altered –
But what can be changed is our perspective.
How will we respond to the hills and valleys of life?
I pray that we will respond with grace…
Both the giving of grace and the receiving of it.
I pray that we will respond with gratitude,
Focusing on the many blessings in our lives.
I pray that we will respond with peace…
A peace that can only be found in the Prince of Peace.
So as we continue on our journeys,
Let us respond with grace, gratitude, and peace
To the hills and the valleys of life.
*Note: I got the idea for this poem from the song “Hills and Valleys,” by Tauren Wells. You can listen to the song here. 🙂
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