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I Can Do All Things Through Him

When life's treacherous trek becomes more than I can bear,
And it seems there is no deliverance from my deep despair,
I repeat these words of reassurance that will relieve my woe:
"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength", I know!

When I'm assailed from all sides with hopeless situations,
I know that He will listen to my earnest supplications,
And give me courage to triumph o'er challenges here below.
"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength", I know!

When loved ones pass and it seems more than can be endured,
With His compassionate embrace and love, I am reassured.
His peace and understanding upon me He will e'er bestow!
"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength", I know!

When I am faced with seemingly insurmountable goals,
And my dreams and aspirations are dashed on desolate shoals,
With these reassuring words I can conquer any foe:
"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength", I know!

When I encounter the many trials and tribulations of life,
I turn to the One who can ease my stress and strife,
Placing my trust and faith in Him from whom all graces flow.
"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength", I know!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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(Based on Philippians 4:13)

Placed No. 9 in Gail Doyle's "Inspirational Poems" Contest - May 2012

Copyright © Robert L. Hinshaw

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 5:41:00 PM
    Bob...this is a wondrous spirited write...I believe the Apostle Paul would have given it 2 thumbs up as well! A belated congrats on this winner! My fav kind of write! Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 12:36:00 PM
    I love this verse and I love your gem Bob! Congratulations on your win, love Wilma

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 6:31:00 PM
    All through my years I have hung onto those very words. Yes I can do all things though Christ. I tell my own children they can too. Excellent poem brother. God bless you.

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 2:04:00 PM
    Bob congrats on your great win..David

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 6:18:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Gail's "Inspirational Poems" contest Bob. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 6:23:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Sarge. Awesome. Great write. Nice going, my friend. All's well here at the moment. Thanks for your recent comments. Best to Vera. God bless. Ralph/Una

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 1:45:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 9:41:00 AM
    Enduring prayers like this help to deal with life's uncertainties and the difficult paths we sometimes find ourselves travelling. A wonderful verse to lift the spirit and share with us Bob! Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 8:51:00 PM
    A prayer coming from the soul and heart of a faithful man, no greater joy than to love him completely and trust in his great love, thank you Bob for sharing this gem, blessings Vie.

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 7:16:00 PM
    Robert; this is a beautiful poem that can inspire us all that need help. I do believe that through him we can do everything. Thanks for sharing and wish you luck in the contest. Lucilla

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 3:09:00 PM
    Reads like a winner to me..My father prayed nearly everyday, "Give me strength, Jesus".This brought back memories of him..I am glad that I chose it to read today.Good luck in the contest..Thanks for stopping by with congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 2:36:00 PM
    So uplifting, Bob. This past year has been a rough one, but my faith has given me the courage to face life's challenges. Sometimes I think God appreciates prayers of thanks more than prayers asking for favors. When the obstacles you describe are overcome, that's when we need to offer thanks. Best wishes in Gail's contest with whis incredible poem, Bob! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 12:26:00 PM
    An exquisitely written piece. One of my favorite of yours.

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 9:39:00 AM
    Oh, Robert, this is a first place winner for sure. I know it is with me! I have read this one before, and yet, today it was quite timely for me. I am putting it into my favs, as I would like to have it close at hand. Thank you, and best wishes in the contest. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 9:36:00 AM
    Well I'll be more than surprised if this poem doesn't win a first place in the contest Robert. What you are saying is quite right and I've had instances in my life when I've proved this to be true. You have put a lot of thought into your poem and the metre is good also. Well done. You don't need a contest to tell you it is good. It is.

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 9:36:00 AM
    Bob, now this really is inspirational, great refrain, good luck, hope your weekend is chilled out..Dave