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Below is the poem entitled Discouraged which was written by poet Patricia Gregory. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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When trials seems to want to show up
And life’s headaches makes you want to throw your hands up
Jesus says don’t be discouraged you are not in despaired
When you are tired of always going through a test
Always your life in such a big fat mess
Jesus says don’t be discouraged come to me I’ll give you rest
When people want to try and keep you down
Not willing to lift your spirits up, you frown
Jesus says don’t be discouraged I’m always around
When you think everyone has turned their backs on you
And you just don’t know what in the world to do
Jesus says don’t be discouraged I’m here to guide you through
When you feel alone got no more strength to stand
Feeling your feet sinking in the sand
Jesus says don’t be discouraged I’m here holding your hand
When folks don’t want to give you your respect 
And you know in your heart you’re doing you’re very best
Jesus says don’t be discouraged lay your head upon my chest
When satan is doing nothing more than to steal, kill and destroy
You don’t think life you’ll ever enjoy
Jesus says don’t be discouraged I’m going to restore
When putting one foot in front of the other
And you find that you can’t put hope in another
Jesus says don’t be discouraged I am your brother
When satan tries to steal your joy away
Trying real hard to keep your spirits at bay
Jesus says don’t be discouraged I’m just a pray away
So when the trials of life have you spinning all around
Keep your head up and don’t look down 
And remember Jesus says don’t be discouraged
Because I am here to keep you encouraged!

Hebrews 12: 5-6
….My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
nor be discouraged when you are rebuke by Him;
for whom the Lord loves He chastens.  

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  1. Date: 5/12/2010 9:16:00 AM
    Blessings to you for sharing this inspirational message with us. Nice use of rhyme. Such an encouraging poem. Keep on writing. Thank you for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 8:47:00 AM
    An encouraging piece Patricia and welcome to Poetry Soup Family of poets.. so enjoyed reading your creative write ..luv.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 4:04:00 AM
    Very encouaging poem, faith building write. I needed to read today!!

  1. Date: 5/9/2010 3:15:00 AM
    Great write that is a testimony of your Faith...Keep the faith pen flowing...I have a tendency to give every problem to Him and then go back and pick it up....Sara

  1. Date: 5/8/2010 6:19:00 PM
    If everyone knew this would they have peace that they have been trying to find. When the peace that they are actually trying to find comes from the Holy Ghost. Thank you for sharing and giving encouragement.