Lessons Learned from My Sickness – Part 21: God Knows Best 2
As promised, here are the remaining stanzas of the poem which greatly inspired me, and gave me a positive outlook as I face the challenge of my sickness:
For growing trees are strengthened
When they withstand the storm,
And the sharp cut of a chisel
Gives the marble grace and form.
God never hurts us needlessly,
And he never wastes our pain
For every loss he send to us
Is followed by rich gain.
And when we count our blessings
That God so freely sent
We will find no cause for murmuring
And no time to lament.
For our Father loves his children
And to him all things are plain,
So he never sends us pleasures
When the soul’s deep need is pain.
So whenever we are troubled
And when everything goes wrong,
It is just God working in us
To make our spirits strong!
Posted on FB: 12 March 2015 – 6:47 PM
PHOTO CREDIT: House Sparrows by Jose Telesforo Limbaga. Used with permission. The photo has been resized to fit website requirement.