Monday, August 11, 2014

A New Week

I read something this week, that was comforting and up lifting and gave me such a sense of, " No matter what happens, it will be okay." I wanted to share it with you.

I have been through the valley of weeping,
  The valley of sorrow and pain;
But the "God of all comfort" was with me,
   At hand to uphold and sustain.

As the earth needs the clouds and sunshine,
    Our souls need both sorrow and joy;
So He placees us oft in the furnace,
     The dross from the gold to destroy.

When he leads thro' some valley of trouble,
     His Omnipotent hand we trace;
For the trials and sorrows He sends us,
      Are part of His lessons in grace.

Oft we shrink for the purging and pruning,
    Forgetting the Husbandman knows
That the deeper the cutting and paring,
     The richer the cluster that grows.

Well He knows that affliction is needed;
   He has a wise purpose in view.
And in the dark valley He whispers,
    Hereafter Thou'lt know what I do."

As we travel thro' life's shadow'd valley,
    Fresh springs of His love ever rise;
And we learn that our sorrows and losses.
    Are blessings just sent in disguise.

So we'll follow wherever He leadeth,
    Let the path be dreary or bright;
For we've proved that our God can give comfort;
    Our God can give songs in the night.

Author unknown, Taken from Streams of the Desert by
Mrs. Charles E. Cowman 1925

---Prove me now---
(Malachi 3:10)


Kerin said...

Such a sweet reminder that our Heavenly Father is in control, he loves us, he is aware of our needs and he blesses us.
A wonderful thought, and reminder for this new week.
May we have faith and patience in His time table, and in His means.

Smiles :)

Debbie said...

It's always wonderful to find words that bring us comfort!! Your blooms are gorgeous today!!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

These words are so familiar, especially the second verse - I'm pretty sure we sang them in church a few weeks ago; someone must have put them to music. I've never read Streams in the Desert but have seen it quoted here and there for years. Thank you for sharing this, Kim.

TexWisGirl said...

well, i don't know about the verse, but your sunflowers gave me a boost. :)

Jacque. said...

Reads like Psalm 23 (rewritten). Very nice, Kim. xo

Miss Debbie said...

Yes, He certainly does give us "songs in the night"! Beautiful!

Nellie said...

Thanks for sharing this, Kim. Sending you hugs on this Monday! xo Nellie

Buttons Thoughts said...

Beautiful just beautiful. Hug B

Julia said...

It comforting to know that we don't suffer in vain when we surrender to a greater wisdom than ours. His ways are not our ways.
Hugs and blessings.

Debbie said...

Oh your right...this was WONDERFUL! Nothing really does bring as much peace as KNOWING all is in His capable and loving hands. Have a good week!

dixiesamplar said...

Stunningly beautiful...thank you for sharing!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Thanks for sharing those comforting verses ... and the gorgeous flowers.