Saturday, August 25, 2007

What God hath promised
God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
God hath not promised we shall not know
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
He hath not told us we shall not bear
Many a burden, many a care.
God hath not promised smooth roads and wide,
Swift easy travel, needing no guide;
Never a mountain rocky and steep,
Never a river, turbid and deep.
But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labour, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.
Annie Johnson Flint


The Sisters said...

Hi Chyrll,
That was a very nice Poem,Hope you have a great weekend!


Karen said...

I think i've heard this before. It is really good.

Morgan said...

Hello Miss Chyrll!

Thank you so much for the comment on my blog. :D I very much enjoyed reading this poem, and it was an encouragement to me. God Bless!

Happymama said...

Love that poem!


Anna S said...

OK, this is something I *must* keep in my encouraging quotes notebook!