Friday, October 19, 2007

When Trouble Comes and Things Go Wrong by Helen Steiner Rice

When Trouble Comes and Things Go Wrong!

by

Helen Steiner Rice



Let us go quietly to God

when trouble comes to us,

Let us never stop to whimper

or complain and fret and fuss,

Let us hide "our thorns" in "roses"

and "our sighs" in "golden song"

And "our crosses" in a "crown of smiles"

whenever things go wrong . . .

For no one can really help us

as our troubles we bemoan,

For COMFORT, HELP and INNER PEACE

MUST COME FROM GOD ALONE . . .

So do not tell your neighbor,

your companion or your friend

In the hope that they can help you

bring your troubles to an end . . .

For they, too, have their problems,

they are burdened just like you,

SO TAKE YOUR CROSS TO JESUS

and HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH . . .

And waste no time in crying

on the shoulder of a friend

But go directly to the Lord

for on Him you can depend . . .

For there's absolutely NOTHING

that His mighty hand can't do

And He never is too busy

to help and comfort you.

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2 Corinthians 4:16

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

3 comments:

  1. Very nice, Christy. Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. Christy,
    I remember always seeing cards by Helen in the stores and thinking how she has such a way with words.
    Thanks for sharing this, and again another great photo.

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  3. I bought this book at the yard sale I lead for the church last weekend. She has many inspiring poems.

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