August 17, 2004

Why Am I Complaining?

My cross is not too heavy,
My road is not too rough
Because God walks beside me
And to know this is enough....
And though I get so lonely
I know I'm not alone
For the Lord God is my Father
And He loves me as His own...
So though I'm tired and weary
And I wish my race were run
God will only terminate it
When my work on earth is done....
So let me stop complaining
About my "load of care"
For God will always lighten it
When it gets too much to bear...
And if he does not ease my load
He will give me the strength to bear it
For God in love and mercy
Is always near to share it.

Helen Steiner Rice

When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee;
and through the rivers,
they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned.
Isaiah 43:2

Posted by Barbara at August 17, 2004 10:11 PM