Friday, April 23, 2010

For God never comes too early...

I purchased a book of poems by Helen Steiner Rice and fell in love with quite a few of them.

Here's one that stood out to me. I know so many people who are going through difficult times, and the last lines of this poem just say it all, in my opinion.

Never Be Discouraged

There is really nothing we need know
or even try to understand
If we refuse to be discouraged
and trust God's guiding hand,
So take heart and meet each minute
with faith in God's great love,
Aware that every day of life
is controlled by God above
And never dread tomorrow
or what the future brings
Just pray for strength and courage
and trust God in all things
And never grow discouraged-
be patient and just wait,
For God never comes too early,
and He never comes too late.


Megan said...

I've been taking a bit of a break from facebook and such, but am wondering how things are going with little Merika and baby? Hope you are staying positive and that things are going well for Merika's recovery. She looks like she is doing fantastic!

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Luschka (Diary of a First Child) said...

Fabulous poem. When my husband and I were both made redundant a month before the birth of our first (and so far only) child, we freaked out a little, but then we decided we were going to sit back and take it a day at a time - God was in control. He didn't bring us here to abandon us. And with that realisation came peace. It's been tough, at times, living SOOO frugally, but in retrospect it really has been the best thing that could have happened to us. We've had to make huge sacrifices, but with 'working from home' has come the opportunity to raise our daughter together. It's been a blessing, even though I'm still in my maternity clothes and we've not had a good holiday together in a while!

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