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I was going through a very happy phase in my life. It was then that I was inspired to write this poem. I had realized that we often turn to God in times of grief, yet forget about Him in times of happiness.

Thank Him

You look to Him in times of grief
And times of unbearable pain
You blame Him when things go wrong
When there’s no sun shining through the rain

You pour your sorrows into a cup
For Him to sip and savor
You place upon a platter
All your worries with bitter flavors

You cry out to Him in dismal spans
And hope that he will hear you
You look around for a sign
That shows that he is near you

How sad it is in times of glee
Not a word of thanks you offer
No acknowledgement or hymn
No adulation or, appreciation you proffer

For the Lord is not only there
In times of bitter strife
He's there with every step you take
Of your sententious, restricted life
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10 Visitor Comments

Dio Marie
THANKS FOR REMINDING ME TO THANK HIM.
Paulette
I love this poem, because it is true. Like it seems we need him when we're down and not when we are happy it is very touching
Taryn
Excellent
Julie
This poem touched me, it will touch you also. Very nice poem.
Whitney
Very good poem, very good. Keep writing for the Lord
marlo
Your poem is absoluetly the truth and it is so beautiful! I will cherish it ALWAYS!
jenna
This was great and had a real meaning thanks it gave me some hope and it really was the truth!! AWESOME is an understatement GOD BLESS EVERYONE
Terry
VERY INSPIRING AND SO TRUE MOST OF US ONLY ACKNOWLEDGE HIM WHEN WE ARE FACING THE BAD THINGS IN LIFE AND LOOK AWAY WHEN THING ARE GOING FINE.
Neil
A true commentary on how quickly we forget our blessings and the very gift of life when we are not in desperate need of the strength of the Lord.
Ariana
The best one I have read so far!

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