Poems That Inspire Hope: A Collection of Inspirational Poems and Other Thoughts

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Poems That Inspire Hope presents a unique collection of inspirational poems that chronicle Dr. Patricia Powell Johnson's life experiences, thoughts, emotions, beliefs, conflicts, hopes, and dreams. This collection contains verses that seek to provide inspiration, provoke positive thoughts, and create an atmosphere of hope. It's time to allow personal hopes to soar, boost our expectations, increase our faith, and put that faith into action.

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Poems That Inspire Hope presents a unique collection of inspirational poems that chronicle Dr. Patricia Powell Johnson's life experiences, thoughts, emotions, beliefs, conflicts, hopes, and dreams. This collection contains verses that seek to provide inspiration, provoke positive thoughts, and create an atmosphere of hope. It's time to allow personal hopes to soar, boost our expectations, increase our faith, and put that faith into action.

God has designed the master plan for our lives; he is in control. When facing difficult people, difficult situations, difficult people, and difficult circumstances in our lives, we know that God is able and willing to deliver us; we just need to ask for His help and understanding.

The poems included in Poems that Inspire Hope offer encouragement and a new way of looking at life. They inspire hope for a better today, a better tomorrow, and a better future.

When Tomorrow Comes

When tomorrow comes, I'll look back on today and say,

I knew it would be different from today and yesterday.

And I'll remind myself of how far I have come from where I used to be.

I'll tell myself that trust in God is all it's meant to be.

I'll say, "Thank You Lord for the trials you brought me through"

And I'll thank God for His faithfulness in spite of my doubting too.

I'll repent of my sins and change my sinful ways.

I'll remember God's promise to heal and forgive with praise.

I'll always treasure this day because I know that as I pray;

When tomorrow finally comes, it will always be today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475971040
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/27/2013
  • Pages: 94
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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Poems That Inspire Hope

A Collection of Inspirational Poems and Other Thoughts


By Patricia Powell Johnson

iUniverse, Inc.

Copyright © 2013 Patricia Powell Johnson, Ph. D.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4759-7104-0


CHAPTER 1

PART 1

Faith



FAITH

* * *

Faith is the substance of things not seen.
It is the evidence of things not known.
It is the hope of things about which I dream,
and the confidence in things not shown.

Faith is the joy of things not found,
And the love of all things felt.
It is the comfort and peace of mind all around,
and the fate of things life's dealt.

Faith is the power of things invested,
The courage of things not tried.
The birth of things not tested,
And the truth of things not denied.

Faith is the future of my destiny.
It is the essence of my trust and hope.
Faith is believing in the Lamb of Calvary,
Who made it possible for me to cope.


Cancer is Not For Me

* * *

It's cancer they say that's inside of me,
But God's Word tells me I've been set free.
and who the Son sets free is free indeed.
God said He's got everything I need.

That's why today I am a "Prisoner of Hope"
God promises to heal me and help me to cope.
It's Him who I trust with all of my heart.
His promise to me is that He'll never depart.

His presence with me is always felt,
So cancer is not for me, it's just the hand I've been dealt.
But God is able to do whatever I need.
It's Him who enables me to succeed.

This cancer my joy it can never steal
God has the power and desire to heal.
So, I praise Him today and every day,
Because cancer is not for me and it will not stay.


Everything to Gain

* * *

Lord, I have nothing to lose by trusting You, but everything to
gain.
I have nothing to fear, nothing to doubt, but everything to gain.
I have nothing to hide and nothing to reveal, but everything to
gain.
I have nothing to hurt and nothing to harm, but everything to
gain.
I have nothing to decide and nothing to destroy, but everything
to gain.
I have nothing to hold back and nothing to hinder, but
everything to gain.
So today Lord, I trust You completely and I call boldly on Your
Holy Name;
Because I know that I have nothing in this world to lose, but
everything to gain.


God's Favor

* * *

God's Favor is for me today
It is Helpful and Beneficial in every way
Favor Compliments, Obliges, and shows respect
It is accommodating, Indulging, Presenting, Giving, without
neglect
God's favor is his Grace, His Gift, His assistance in my time of
need
His favor is admirable, Benevolent and helps me to succeed.
God's Favor is a Blessing I can't earn and often don't deserve
But His favor is one reason I continue to serve.


Fear

* * *

Fear is an unreasonable manifestation of what is not real
Distressed, doubting and defeated is how fear causes you to
feel
Terrorized, frightened and alarmed, fear is designed to divert
Causing you to panic, agitate, and avert
Making you anxious, irrational and afraid
Fear creates a sense of paranoia and dread.
It's amazing what fear does to the unfocused mind
But faith in God allows us to put the fear behind.


God Gives Me Strength

* * *

God gives me the strength, courage, and ability I need,
To do His work and to succeed.
All of my days are written in His book.
All of my sins on the cross He took.

I love to pray each and every day,
For favor, wisdom and the will to obey.
I pray for peace of mind, and for His grace,
No matter what troubles and trials I face.

I am more than a conqueror through Christ Who lives.
I am blessed beyond measure because He forgives.
God is my source and He is still on the throne.
I am truly grateful that I am His own

God gives me strength, His purpose to fulfill
To trust and obey and to do His Holy will.
Yes, God gives me strength, His Word is my guide.
Every one of my needs He will provide.


It Shall Come to Pass
(Deuteronomy 28:1-14)


* * *

Don't look at where I am right now, because ...
It shall come to pass.
Don't worry about my physical health right now, because ...
It shall come to pass.
Don't worry about my financial wealth right now, because ...
It shall come to pass.
Don't worry about my work circumstances right now,
because ...
It shall come to pass.
Don't worry about my family situation right now, because ...
It shall come to pass.
Don't worry about my home conditions right now, because ...
It shall come to pass.
Don't worry about my personal relationships right now,
because ...
It shall come to pass.
Don't worry about my enemies right now, because ...
It shall come to pass.
Don't worry about me at all right now, because ...
I've got His Word on it, and
It shall come to pass.


God is My Supply

* * *

Father, You said if I would give, You would supply
All of my needs until the day that I die.
I trust You and believe in Your Holy Word.
I've taken a step of faith, Your voice I have heard.

So I made a commitment to freely give
An offering of sacrifice so that I might live
The life You purposed for me starting today.
You said I'd receive if I am willing to obey.

I've decided to plant a seed of faith and hope,
No matter what obstacles I face, You help me to cope.
You are my supply, Lord, in You I put my faith, hope and trust.
You are a God who is merciful and just.

Yes, God You're my supply, it's You I believe
You are my Hope, Your favor I receive
That's why I can say I am truly satisfied,
Because You are my supply, my friend and my guide.


God is Not Through
With Me Yet


* * *

I need you to be very patient with me;
I am a Child of the King, as I hope you can see.
So, be patient with me from sun-up to sunset,
Simply because God is not through with me yet.
I am unfinished, incomplete, a wretch undone.
But because of the death of God's Only Son,
Though I've come a long way, I still have a long way to go.
I've done a lot and seen a lot, and I still don't know,
All there is to know, nor done all there is to do.
In order to survive, I also need you.
God is not through with me yet, you see;
But I'm thankful to God, that I'm better than I used to be.


God Promised

* * *

I've spent a lot of time worrying over my past,
But God's Word promises me that trouble will not last.
I've been frustrated, discouraged and too tired to care,
But God said that all of my burdens, He would surely share.
I've spent too many nights lamenting over things I did before,
But God said in His Word that He would open every door.
God promised to freely give me joy and abundant life,
To fulfill His purpose as a Christian, a mother, and a wife.
No matter what mistakes I've made, God can restore the years,
Because He promised He would wipe away all of my tears.
Yes, I've been through a lot of heartache and pain,
But God said to stay focused in sunshine and rain.
So, I thank God each day for His Favor Shield,
And I pray that to His divine will, I will always yield.


The Private Me Only
God Can See


* * *

The private me, the one others cannot see,
Only God really knows, from my head to my toes.
He knows my innermost thoughts and dreams.
He knows my sins, and my faults He cleans.
God knows my fears and He sees my tears.
He has always loved me throughout the years.
He knows my ambitions and all of my conditions.
God knows the private me, my wishes and my thoughts.
He knows my beliefs and all of my faults.
He knows the real me, the one that only He can see.
I am truly grateful that God knows the private me.


I Don't Know Why
He Let Me Live


* * *

I don't know why He let me live.
I often ponder why He should give,
Me so many opportunities to keep on trying,
When others around me are constantly dying.

So I'm trying to fulfill His purpose and get it right,
Realizing that it's not by my might.
God knows the plans He has for me,
Plans I'm trying my best to see.

God knows the beginning from the end,
He has solutions to problems before they begin.
He has great things in store for me.
Each day He gives me a new opportunity,

To bless Him and others along my way,
As I struggle to live right day by day.
God has moments of favor, I know,
It obviously is not my time to go.

Which means, He must have work for me to do.
I want to fulfill His purpose for me, too.
Right now, I think it's my time to believe,
So all of His blessings, I might receive.

God created me to Honor Him,
With all my being and with vigor and vim.
I don't know why He let me live,
When others around me are dying, still.
But I do believe that when it's my time to go,
My work for Him will be complete, I know.
I hope to leave a legacy behind,
Of faith, hope, and goodwill to all mankind.


My Inspiration

* * *

My inspiration comes from my Father on High
He is much greater than you and I.
Christ is the joy and strength of my life,
He delivers me from sin, trouble and strife.
God is my Heavenly Father, you see,
He inspires me to be all that I can be.

He is the center of my life, my hopes and my prayers,
He always lets me know just how much He cares.
I am so grateful that God truly loves me,
On my lips forever His praises will be.
He inspires me to always do my very best,
He helps me to pass all life's trials and tests.

The Lord is my shepherd and my inspiration,
He is the depth of all my motivation.
I love Him because He first loved me,
He loves me because I'm His child, you see.
God inspires me and shows me the light and the way,
He leads and guides me each and every day.


In My Heart, I Believe

* * *

In my heart, I believe.
I believe in God.
I believe in me.
I believe in this world.
I believe in my country,
And the people in it.
I believe, because I must.
I believe that my trust—
In God,
In Myself,
In this world,
In my country,
In people,
Will one day set me free!


Lord, You Said

* * *

You said if I ask, I shall receive
You said it Lord, and I believe.
You said if I knock, the doors would be open to me
I'm knocking and knocking, Lord, please hear my plea.

You said if I seek, I would surely find,
Joy and good will and peace of mind.
I'm trusting in the promises of my God today.
I believe You will always make a way out of no way.

All of my burdens to You Lord, I freely give,
For Your yoke is easy, it's You who will forgive.
You said if Your Word I would obey,
You would protect me and keep me each day.

Lord, You said you would neither leave nor forsake
All of my burdens You promised to take.
You said it, Lord and that settles it for me.
I know without a doubt, I'll live to fulfill my destiny.


The Church is in Me

* * *

The Church is in me.
It's a place where children and citizens and Christians of all
ages,
Can come together to worship and thank God,
And praise Him for Who He is and for What He has done.
The Church is my refuge, my rock, my comfort.
It is the place where I can find Christ—
In the people I meet, in the words I hear,
In the actions I see, and in the love I feel.
For you see, the Church is in me.


I Live Because Christ
Lives in Me


* * *

I live because Christ lives in me.
I live in spite of things you see.
My mamma died.
My brother died too.
My baby died.
Twice.
Three times, my baby died.
I died too.
I died, and yet I live.
I live in spite of things you see.
I live because Christ lives in me.


I May Give in
But I'll Never Give Up


* * *

I give in to the Word of God and to the will of God.
I may even give in to the pressures of this life.
But I'll never give up because God's love for me,
Is so real and so powerful that even in strife;
When I give in to temptations, fear, and doubt
God will never, ever let me give out.
He won't let me give up because I'm His child.
He's my Father and I know He cares for His own.
I may give in, but I'll never give up;
Because God promised never to leave me alone.


God Wanted My Baby

* * *

I didn't understand it then,
But I understand it better now.
God wanted my baby more.
And now I realize just how.
She was perfect in every way,
So God wanted her more that day.
I wanted so much for her to live;
He wanted so much for me to give.
I begged, I hoped, I cried, I prayed.
How I wish she could have stayed.
She was so tiny and mine to adore;
But I realize now that God wanted her more.
God wanted my baby you see,
He could use her more than me.
I loved her dearly, but He loved her best.
And now, in Him, she will forever rest.


I Know Who God Is

* * *

He's my Healer; He's a Way Maker
He's a Burden Bearer; He's a Heavy Load Sharer
He's Peace for my mind; He's a Soul Savior
He's my Provision; He's my restoration
He's my Help; He's my Justifier
He's my Intercessor; He's a Heart Fixer
He's my redemption; He's a Mind regulator
He's my advocate; He's my Confidence
He's my Comforter; He's the answer to my Prayers
He's my Doctor; He's my Lawyer
He's my High Priest; He's my Best Friend
He's my righteous Judge; He's my King
He's my Strength; He's my Shepherd
He's my anointer; He's my Assurance
He's my Battle ax; He's my Encourager
I'm an achiever, I'm a Conqueror, I'm a Prevailer
Because I Know Who God Is!


You Said

* * *

Lord, You said You would never leave me nor forsake me
Lord I need to feel Your presence right now
Lord You said You would always protect me
I need Your protection right now Lord
Lord You said You would give me Holy Ghost power
I need Your power right now in the Name of Jesus
Lord You said You would be my Comforter and my Guide
I need Your comfort and your guidance right now Jesus
Lord You said I could call on You anytime
I need You to hear my prayer right now, Lord
Lord You said You would heal all of my diseases
I need Your healing right now Father
Lord You said You would be my Bread in a starving land
I need You to feed me Jesus until I want no more
Lord You said You would be my shelter from the storm
I need you to hide me in Your pavilion
Lord You said You would be my stronghold in times of trouble
I need Your strength right now Lord
Lord You said You would withhold nothing from those who
trust you and walk upright
I need Your favor and Your blessings right now Lord
Lord You said You would bear my burdens and give me rest
I need Your help right now Lord
Lord You said You would deliver me from all evil
I need your deliverance right now O God
Lord You said you would give me peace that surpasses all
understanding
I need Your peace right now Lord
Lord You said you would teach me all things
I need Your wisdom right now Lord
Lord You said You would be gracious unto me
I need your grace right now Lord
Lord you said you would be merciful unto me
I need your mercy right now Lord
Lord You said you would supply all my needs according to
your riches in glory
I need your supply right now Lord
Lord you said you would forgive all of my sins
I need your forgiveness right now Lord
Lord you said you're a heart fixer and a mind regulator
I need you to fix me Jesus, fix me
Lord you said they who wait on the Lord shall renew their
strength
Lord I need your patience right now
Lord you said you would wipe away all my tears
I need your compassion right now Jesus
Lord you said you would be my mother and my father
I need your love right now Lord
Lord You said mercy and goodness would follow me all the
days of my life
I need your mercy and your goodness right now Lord
I ask all these things and more in the mighty name of Jesus
And I thank you right now Lord for answered prayers.


CHAPTER 2

PART 2

Family



Birth

* * *

Beyond Imagination
About to become reality
After constant fear and anxiety
Following many years of waiting
Without ever really knowing
From one moment to the next
About the success or failure
Of this fifth and final attempt
Before giving up all hope
Through long, uncertain months
Under tremendous pressure
With a burning desire
To be successful
Behind so many failures
From doctor to hospital
Beside myself with pride
Into the world she came
A beautiful baby girl!

(Continues...)

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