Sep 18, 2008

A Woman Of Encouragement

When God looks in a woman's soul
Oh what beauty does he behold.
He searches so very deep within
And finds a heart with love for him.

He looks into her wondrous eyes
And sees her spirit come alive.
He knows her heartache, and pain
Yet trust in her savior always remains.

Her heart is filled with words of hope
Always willing to help other's to cope.
No time to feel sorry or pity herself
She finds joy in helping somebody else.

She walks through life in a special way
Thankful and grateful for each new day.
God's words and promises she holds on to
She seeks him in prayer, and his strength
sees her through.

Encouraging women for Christ is her goal
She shows them his love, she cares for their souls.
Sharing words of truth, she helps them to see
That through Jesus Christ, they can be set free.

Copyright © 2007- 2008 Written By: Lorie A. Yocum

Dedicated to every woman who God uses to encourage others, may his gift of encouragement in your life always be a reflection of his love and compassion, that brings hope to a heart that needs a lift today.


Nancie said...

Lorie, this is a very beautiful poem! It sure reflects what you are to God and to us! I am so glad to meet you and many other women who fit so beautifully into the description of this poem.

"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates." Proverbs 31:30-31.

May God enables us continue to know Him, grow in Him and encourage one another to grow in our love for Him and His people! Thanks for sharing with us. Take care and have a blessed weekend!

Love in Christ,

sailorcross said...


I was visiting Nancie and saw your post and decided to stop by. I am so glad I did!! Your poetry, your words are words that are God-inspired.

Please stop by and visit me at
I just started this blog a couple of weeks ago, and I would love for you to be a contributor if you would like.

Now, I'll go and sign your guestbook because I am so very glad to have met you.

Now, I'll go sign your guestbook.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Nancie
When I wrote this, I began to see all the faces of God's beautiful women who have touched my life. Beauty that all of you possess both inside and out. The spirit of God's gift of encouragement is so alive in the hearts of his daughters.

Hugz Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Beth,
Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello, and for sharing your heart and words of encouragement with me today. I can't wait to visit with you as well.

Hugz Lorie

cinnamongirl93 said...

You poem is beautiful! You are a talanted Psalmist. Are you going to write a book to capture all of these wonderful writings? I hope so. Your writings bring such peace and encouragement!

HOPE said...

Just beautiful Lorie...speaks of so much faith and a Christian woman's desires.

God bless you with a good day and good reports on your health!


Edie said...

This is so beautiful and encouraging Lorie. I love the last line "That through Jesus Christ, they can be set free." Amen to that! ((Hugz))

From the Heart said...

Lorie, Your poem is so beautiful. I agree with Nancie that you fit so beautifully into the description of what you wrote.
A wonderful encourager. I'm so glad I have gotten to know you because you have certainly encouraged and supported me with your prayers.
Love from you sistah in Christ,

Pinkshoelady said...

I needed that today!
I am just getting back to where I can sit more than 30 minutes. My back is improving.
My life is still in chaos!
But I needed to read that!
You have a special gift my friend.

Love Pamela

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sistah's..

My prayer was that all of you would see how special you are as daughters of the king. Reaching out to other women is a such a Joy.
We all need each other and can learn from one another.

I am praying that I will be able to do a Woman's Devotional, and use these poems in them one day. I have a friend who does editing and has written many books who will be able to help me when I'm ready.

Thank you for always keeping me in your prayers. You bless me more than you know.

That is my favorite line of the poem as well, to share God's truth and seeing how the Holy spirit moves in a woman's life.

You have been an encouragement to me as well, in more ways than you know. I know many ladies have been blessed, and I am one of them.

It is so good to see you, I was also glad to hear that your back is doing better. Please know that I will continue to keep you in prayer for a healing and touch of the master's hands upon your body.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Beautiful heart felt poem.
It really is the desire of my heart to show others how much God loves them....I care deeply I really do.

There are so many women here in blogdom that live to encourage. I do pray that we are leaving the mark of Gods loving hand on this earth.

Thanks for sharing your heart with us. His love is shinning through.

Debra said...

As I was reading your poem, I could see YOU! But there are so many that are encouragers, and what a fantastic way to use the Internet!
I love my 'visits' to Hawaii..Sure would love to really go there. Your town would be the first on my list! And we'd have that walk and talk you told me about.
Love, Debra

Joyfulsister said...

Your blog is very encouraging as well and so are you, despite your trials you still find strength to encourage the women who come to visit you.

Just know you have a Sistah here in Hawaii and we will have that talk and take that walk on a beach one day.

Cathy said...

That is just beautiful, Lorie. You are really an encourager with your beautiful poems.

Jean said...

Thanks for your encouraging words on my site today. I look forward to coming back here and reading more. The music playing here already soothes my soul.

Shonda said...

That's the kind of woman I pray I can be.

Engrafted by His Grace-

Leaon Mary said...

Hi Lorie,
You have such incredible gifts. Not only through your words... and poetry but for always lifting others. You are amazing Lorie.
Love Lea

Anonymous said...


What a picture you painted of the woman we, believers, all long to be. Your words emanate such love and tenderness. Thank you for visiting my site. Your comments are such an inspiration and encouragement to me – I see you in your poem – a beautiful soul, a beautiful bride to our Lord.


Joyfulsister said...

Thank you for sharing your gift of music with us, I will need to learn how to download our songs here and I will need your help when I am ready lol.

You have a beautiful blog about family, I really enjoyed my visit.

You share your heart and words of encouragement to me and many women, I see you in this poem as well.

I look forward to visiting your blog, you have such a gift of making a heart smile. I read your posts and smile all through each one!!

Your blog title describes your blog very well, you take me deeper into the words of God when I come to visit and always have me to ponder on them after.

marine's words said...

that really spoke too my heart thank you,marina

Kelly said...

Beautiful! I loved it.

Angela Baylis said...

You brought this sistah in Michigan to tears again... Thank you so much for being such an encouragement. The Peace that radiates through your blog is so inviting! Everyone needs to read your poetry. It gets me in the depths of my soul!
So much love tonight,
Angie xoxo

Amrita said...

Lovely picture andpoem Lorie.

The prayer tent idea is really very good.

maryanne420 said...

Hi Lorie,

This is just beautiful! You have a gift of expressing God's love for us through your words.

God Chaser said...

thanks Lorie, another beautiful poem which speaks my desire to minister to others. You are such an encouragement. Be Blessed

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sistah's
Hope you all are having a blessed Sunday..

Marina, Kelly, Ang, Amrita
and God Chaser..

I hope you all know how each of you touch the lives of women in your own special way. Isn't it awesome how the Lord has gifted us all to be an encouragement not only to one another, but to other sistah's all over the world. Thank you for blessing me as well I treasure you all.

Hugz Lorie

Charlotte said...

This is such a beautiful post. I want to be a woman of encouragement. This poem has been an encouragement to me to be that for others. Thank you for your encouraging comments you make on my blog.

Sonya Lee Thompson said...

What a beautiful poem, it really spoke to my heart. I'm glad God gives you these inspiring words to write, and I'm glad that you are willing to share them with us!

God Bless,

Betty said...

What a beautiful poem. I'm wondering if you wrote this. If so, you did a magnificient job.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Charlotte,
I'm glad I found your blog through Spiritual Sundays, and to be a part of it as well. It is a blessing to read.

Hi Sonya..
I love sharing the poems that the holy spirit inspires me to write.

Hi Betty,
Yes, I did write this poem
and I'm glad you were blessed reading it.

Hugz Lorie

Sharon said...

OOOOh my, My sister in Christ was this not just the most beautiful prayer/poem I have everrrrrr read.
You have the heart to encourage so many of us, to inspire us, to give us faith, to up lift us all.
You are truly blessed to be a blessing to us all.. And from my heart I thank you so much~~~as I wipe the tears from cheeks.
Thank you for always uplifting me!

Love & Hugsss to you!! I pray that one-day we meet.

Maxine said...

Lorie, this is so so beautiful. This poem describes a woman we should all strive to be. And it all hinges on the "through Jesus Christ" part in the last line. Thanks for using your gift to exalt the Lord and to encourage your sisters.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sharon..
(( Hugz Sistah)) You are a blessing to me as well. You and Rev Brad have such a beautiful ministry together as a couple, it's so good to see how how the Lord uses husbands and wives in such an awesome way.I would love to meet you both one day too!!
Hugz Lorie

Hi Maxine..
It's so good to see you!!
((Hugz)) I was thinking of you and so I came by to see how you were doing..
*smile*. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and for your friendship.

Hugz Lorie

The Farmer Files said...

aloha and mahalo for stopping by my blog! I love to meet other local bloggers!

Teresa aka Tess said...

Beautiful Lorie!! You and the poem!!!!