Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I Wonder....

If my life were full of sunshine,
with never a rainy day,
I wonder how I'd treat my Lord
And just how much I'd pray.
If all were peace and happiness
With never a stormy sea,
I wonder if I'd live as close,
And could He speak to me?

If my heart were never broken
And never a tear I shed,
Would I search His Word for comfort
And let my soul be fed?
If through life I knew no sorrow
Or my body felt no pain,
Would I long for Heaven's glory
And Christ's return to reign?

But my Father knows the answer,
He all my weakness sees;
And perhaps He sends the storm clouds
To drive me to my knees.
So that I may learn to trust Him,
Feel secure from all that harms,
And that I may feel beneath me
His everlasting arms.

~Author Unknown~


Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Thanks for giving me something to think about.

I loved it! Did you write this poem? Very good

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Amy...No ma'am I didn't write it. I forgot to put "Author Unknown" under the poem. I found it when I was going through things as I unpacked. I liked it too and thought it would make a good post. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it and that it is making you think...I know it is making me think!!

A Note From Theresa said...

Ok!!! Is today crying blogs day!! lol I just came from;

She has the most wonderful video she made about her son and I was just crying my eyes out. Then I come here and read this wonderful poem and I still have tears in my eyes! "sniff" do you have a handkerchief or something lol ;) have a wonderful day.

Tori said...

Great poem, that's a keeper!!
Thanks for the conviction!

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Theresa...Oh boy!! I'm not sure if I need to go over there and see that video. I'm all kinds of moody today...LOL!! You know...female issues that are coming up? I'll go over there later and look at it. Thanks for the warning of the tissues...I'll make sure I have some when I go.

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Tori...You're welcome!! Sounds like this is hitting everyone like it did me when I found it yesterday!!

Pam said...

This poem was such a blessing to me this evening. I'm sure it encouraged your heart after all you've been through and are going through. Thanks for the uplift!

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Pam...I'm so glad to know this was a blessing to you. It was to me too!! Oh the AOL messenger is up and running and waiting for you to sign on so we can talk!!

Nicholas Z. Cardot said...

That's a nice poem! We always want life to be easier, but if it were we would not appreciate God the way that we should. We would not appreciate the good if we don't experience the bad. Thanks.

Sis. Julie said...

Bro. Nick...You are so right!!

Daughter of the King said...

This is so true, when I look back the toughest times in life were when I grew....
It is a process isn't it?
Thanks for sharing this Julie

Mimi said...

this is a beautiful poem...
that I may feel beneath me His everlasting arms
such comforting words...
I'm glad that God placed this poem in your path as you were unpacking...

Bro Tim said...

Ms Julie thanks for sharing the poem with us. I agree with Bro Nick we want so easy yet we fail to realize that God shows us more through are valleys than on the mountains.

Bro Tim

Anonymous said...

Oh my, it's like this was written for me right now, I've just said this in one of Mimi's posts!

Jerry Bouey said...

Sis Julie, just going through some of my older emails, and saw this one. (I subscribe to a feed reader, but got so far behind in posts during the winter and spring, that I am still trying to catch up here and there.)

This is an excellent poem. I am going to borrow it for my poetry blog. God bless.


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