Our Cross Monday, December 29, 2008

This poem was written by a sister who's loved one was on his death bed, yet God in His rich mercy gave her strength through it all as she put on the whole armor of God and claimed his healing.

Sometimes we just don’t understand When we see our loved ones suffer And we know they have a heart of gold And have been so good to others God never said this walk with him Would be an easy life He never said hard times won’t come Or days with sleepless nights But with every test or trial When temptation comes our way He holds true to His promise And makes a way of escape When walking in the valley low With day as dark as night We pray for strength to just hold on For strength to fight the fight When black clouds gather ‘round us We cannot see the light Yet when we look through eyes of faith Its angel wings in flight So know that when the testing comes It’s just to try our faith It’s only our Lord showing us His love and amazing grace We must take courage in our hearts Have on the whole armor of God And know that He is in control Wherever His saints must trod And when we think our strength is gone Our cross too heavy to bear We pause and look toward Calvary Then we recognize His love and care
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: I PETER – 1:7