Helen Steiner Rice

I have loved Helen Steiner Rice’s poetry from the moment I discovered it.  It is always so encouraging and inspirational.  I wasn’t ready to share something of my own today, so I decided to share a Helen Steiner Rice poem.  I hope you will enjoy it and that it will encourage you today.

Storms Bring Out the Eagles But The Little Birds Take Cover

When the “storms of life” gather darkly ahead,
I think of these wonderful words I once read
And I say to myself as “threatening clouds” hover:
Don’t “fold up your wings” and “run for cover”,
But like the eagle “spread wide your wings”
and “soar far above” the trouble life brings,
For the eagle knows that the higher he flies,
The more tranquil and brighter become the skies…
And there is nothing in life God ever asks us to bear
That we can’t soar above “On The Wings Of A Prayer,”
And in looking back over the “storm you passed through”,
You’ll find you gained strength and new courage, too,
For in facing “life’s storms” with an eagles wings
You can fly far above earth’s small, petty things.

Helen Steiner Rice

I believe it is based on one of my favorite scriptures:  . . . “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”   — Isaiah 40:31

One thought on “Helen Steiner Rice

  1. Looking for the poem….. sort of like…. as I say my prayers today, I hope your never to far away..
    And …man I m trying to remember..
    cant find the poem on a plaque that I used to read to my daughter before bed actually.
    don’t know the name or how to find……….


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