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Problems: The Challenges of Life
by Jeanette Cooper

Thursday, November 01, 2007
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Problems: The Challenges of Life

Never waste a moment
In this quickly flowing life
Never use your precious time
To decry and moan your strife.

Take every problem that comes your way
And thank God for it to solve
For it keeps you alive and thinking
Of the journey of surprises yet to evolve.

Problems are stepping-stones to learning
Measured stress to make you ponder and think
Puzzles of life to study and solve
Keeping you looking for the missing link.

Sometimes the problems we have to face
Are nothing more than blessings in disguise
If we work to figure out the hidden clues
They might clear up other problems that arise.

God doesn’t always send us
Exactly what we ask or tell him to send
He surprises us with blessings in disguise
Like a loving father who is your friend.

© 2007 Jeanette Cooper

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Reviewed by Charlsie Knight 5/22/2012
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 4/17/2012
Truly meaningful and a wonderful reminder to us all ... be grateful for all we have. Thoughtful poem. ~Best, Elizabeth
Reviewed by JMS Bell 3/2/2010
YES...! PRAISE GOD WE DO NOT HAVE TO FACE LIFE'S CHALLENGES ALONE...WE HAVE A LOVING FATHER WHO IS ALWAYS THERE. A MOST INSPIRING WORK...SO ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS.
LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 5/16/2009
You are so right. The poem says it all! Time is so very precious and we need to make every moment count. I've always felt its best to face a problem , head on....M
Reviewed by Barbara Henry 5/4/2009
Jeanette,
This is s a wonderful poem and so very true.
Continued success

Barbara Henry
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 5/2/2009


Jeanette, I enjoyed reading "Problems: The Challenges of Life" we should welcome a challenge because how else can we learn important life lessons. "...Problems are stepping-stones to learning..." I truly believe in the quoted statement of yours.

Often times the challenge is a difficult one however if we just remember it all has a reason and ties into an important issue in our lives. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words of love.

Blessings,
Gwendolyn

Reviewed by Sheila Roy 10/4/2008
Jeanette,
This lesson is learned over time, surely. He keeps us guessing, but He always answers.
Sheila
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 11/2/2007
Jeanette, this is an inspirational reminder that God builds us for undertakings in our lives through mechanisms of testing our strength and endurance as we struggle through trials & tribulations. I, like you, believe problems are stepping-stones to measuring our abilities and how we can cope in certain situations, and if we are weak, they will make us stronger. A wonderful writing.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/2/2007
Sometimes the problems we have to face
Are nothing more than blessings in disguise

Amazing how that works sometimes, and quite a powerful message, Jeanette.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/1/2007
Jeanette,

An excellent write full of wisdom and strength to carry on: well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/1/2007
You have written a very wise poem for all of us to relate too.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/1/2007
Beautiful write, Jeanette; very well penned! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/1/2007
Good advice . . . Words to live by . . . If we trust we won't rust . . . God is good . . .
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 11/1/2007
He is a loving Father and as such knows what's best for us. He always answers prayers and requests, EXACTLY in a way that will help us become better - if we choose.

Blessings.
Kathy
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 11/1/2007
Wisodm drips from your pen. I save this one.
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 11/1/2007
A morning of uplift.
Just got through reading Lew's - now you
Very wonderful write very caring
Thanks for sharing.
DWB
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/1/2007
Thank you for sharing this offering of faith, Jeanette. Love and best wishes,

Regis



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