Meet the Author

cropped-cropped-brenda-resized.jpgBrenda Drake is a long-time poet in which she credits the Lord for giving her words of rhyme to lift up the name of Jesus Christ and to encourage others to know how much He loves them.

As a young wife and mother, she made a commitment to Christ. She had very little knowledge of God and a lot of wrong attitudes and teachings to unlearn. Her openness and transparency in sharing her failures, thoughts, faults, and struggles make it easier to recognize the similarities in our own life stories. She has a good understanding and empathy for the many life situations we all face.

The wisdom shared in her book, Waves of Comfort, attest to God’s work in her, forming her to be more like Jesus. She would be first to tell you it is an ongoing process and that God is not finished with her yet. Her greatest desire is for seeking hearts to gather strength and comfort from the inspired poetry that has helped and brought comfort and growth to her life.  May you find rest in His waves of comfort.

even in the valley logo

This picture, even in the valley is my logo for brendadrakepoetry. com.  No matter what I am going through God speaks to me in a kind, loving and encouraging way.  Every poem I have written over the last 40+ years has touched my life with the sweet wisdom and love of a most-loving, patient, merciful and generous God.  I knew at the very beginning they were to be shared with others.  This blog and webpage is dedicated to share the beautiful, uplifting gift of poetry to help build up and to edify each person who desires to feel the love of God.   He is with us every step of the way in our life; in the high times and even in the valley.

Even in the Valley by Brenda Drake

Even in the valley God is there.
In every situation He hears your prayers.
He is your help in fire, flame or flood.
He is the Truth and the Way; God is good.
At your highest or your lowest all the same,
There is no place or circumstance barred to Jesus’ name.
Jesus is the Word of God that spoke from the cross to man.
In His sacrifice, in your soul’s deepest valley, He reached out His hand.
Do you need wisdom, are you afraid?
Are you confused, or disappointed in decisions made?
Are you lonely, and have need for a friend?
Are you overburdened with troubles within?
Are you searching for something but you do not know
What it is you need to bring comfort to your soul?
Is sadness your companion night and day the same?
There is help call out Jesus’ name.
Even if your valley is deeper than is described in the words above.
Call out to Jesus; it is all covered in the realms of His love.

Psalms 34:18-19
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous:
but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.