Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Brief Reminder

A reminder from today's Streams in the Desert, for some dear friends at this time of disappointment and sorrow:

In the center of the circle
Of the Will of God I stand:
There can come no second causes,
All must come from His dear hand.
All is well! for 'tis my Father
Who my life hath planned.

Shall I pass through waves of sorrow?
Then I know it will be best;
Though I cannot tell the reason,
I can trust, and so am blest.
God is Love, and God is faithful,
So in perfect Peace I rest.

With the shade and with the sunshine,
With the joy and with the pain,
Lord, I trust Thee! both are needed,
Each Thy wayward child to train,
Earthly loss, did we but know it,
Often means our heavenly gain.

--I. G. W.


Beka said...

Beautiful words. I was touched by this poem when I read it yesterday morning. Praying for these dear ones as they grieve.

A Note From Theresa said...

Love that poem! What a wonderful post. It takes a good friend to remind people of the Lords grace in times of trouble. (((Hugs to your friends)))

Beverly said...

Wow. what wonderful words. Thank you for posting this.

sparrow's song said...

That's an absolutely lovely photo.

Considering the poem...
No trial seems pleasant in the moment. Funny how we seek a way out instead of leaning into the pain unaware it will be our gain.


Vicki said...

Oh, what lush and beautiful heart goes out to your friends during their difficulties. So many are hurting that I know, too. May this posting from Streams in the Desert bring encouragement--it certainly ministers to me.

He's faithful.

Penless Thoughts said...

Thank you for posting this. Great and something we have to remember!