Challenges Faced

We have all challenges which we have faced in life. Let these poems encourage you when those challenges come along. Also share the poems and quotes with someone who has overcome the challenges they faced.

The verses reflect an acknowledgment of challenges overcome. We hope these poems and quotes are ones that give you hope and encouraging thoughts to reflect upon.


You Faced The Challenges

Poem by Catherine Pulsifer, 2004

I look at the challenges you face
And your determination in making your case
Others would have given up
But you kept going not letting up.

Of you, we are so very proud
We tell everyone out loud
We all need to aspire
To share the story of those we admire.

So you are proof that if you believe
With God's help, you can achieve.
We look forward to the next goal you need
We know you will face it and exceed.


As You Go Through Life
Poet: Unknown

As you go through life
It is not always going to be easy.

You're going to have somebody say
Some things that are going to cut you to the core.

The sun will not always shine;
The flowers won't always bloom.

But I have found this out:
The storms that I go through are for my good,
Because no one appreciates the sunshine until
He has gone through the storm.


See It Through
Poet: Edgar A. Guest

When you’re up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it’s vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!

Black may be the clouds about you
And your future may seem grim,
But don’t let your nerve desert you;
Keep yourself in fighting trim.
If the worst is bound to happen,
Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
See it through!

Even hope may seem but futile,
When with troubles you’re beset,
But remember you are facing
Just what other men have met.
You may fail, but fall still fighting;
Don’t give up, whate’er you do;
Eyes front, head high to the finish.
See it through!


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Quotes About Facing Challenges:


... it is our responsibility to choose the most empowering reasons for the challenges, events and circumstances of our lives ...

Hal Elrod, The Miracle Morning
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.. we also know that every time we think we've finished something, what we've actually done is practice for the next challenge. Practice opens possibility.

Mina Samuels, Run Like a Girl 365 Days a Year
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Establishing goals is not typically the hard part ... The real challenge lies in overcoming avoidance and managing your time so that progress toward meeting your goals actually happens.

Richard Wanlass, Bouncing Back
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Whatever the challenge was, however unattainable the goal may have seemed, I never let anyone talk me out of believing in myself.

Muhammad Ali
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There's nothing wrong with recognizing your challenges could be worse, but it's still a distraction from facing what you're actually going through.

Derek Doepker, Why You're Stuck
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When faced with a major decision or challenge, don't make a move without first getting alone with God and obtaining His counsel.

Robert Morris, The Blessed Church
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But everyone on this planet has been faced with challenges and obstacles that makes life feel like a struggle. The difference is how we handle it, what our attitude is like toward the issue.

Catherine Pulsifer
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There are two types of people I come across: those who are challenged by a new idea, and those who think it's impossible.

Scott Allan, Drive Your Destiny
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