'God Knows Best'

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by deecrossett, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. deecrossett

    deecrossett New Member

    'God Knows Best'

    Our Father knows what's best for us,
    So why should we complain ...
    We always want the sunshine,
    But He knows there must be rain.

    We love the sound of laughter
    And the merriment of cheer;
    But our hearts would lose their tenderness
    If we never shed a tear.

    Our Father tests us often
    With suffering and with sorrow;
    He tests us, not to punish us,
    But to help us meet 'tomorrow.'

    For growing trees are strengthened
    When they withstand the storm;
    And the sharp cut of the chisel
    Gives the marble grace and form.

    God never hurts us needlessly,
    And He never wastes our pain;
    For every loss He sends to us
    Is followed by rich gain.

    And when we count the blessings
    That God has 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 'pleasure'
    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.'
    ~ Helen Steiner Rice ~
  2. Harmony

    Harmony New Member

    I love this poem, reminding us that God does know what is best for His children (us). I like Helen Steiner Rice's poems too.

    Harmony
  3. angelheart

    angelheart New Member

    Dee, thank you so much for the inspirational poems. I check every day for them and share them with friends and family. So many days the words have helped me. I just wanted you to know that. Happy Thanksgiving to you and those you love!