As life goes on, I often listen to problems told by friends and family members. It looks like Life is unfair. Whilst looking for answer to why Life is so called 'unfair', I saw poems that were pinned onto a notice-board of one of an orphanage homes that I had visited, a few years ago. I have re-read them many times since then until today and it remains one of my favorite inspirational poems.
I would like to share these poems with you. It will not take away your pain and it will not solve all your problems. But perhaps it will help you to look at your problems in a different light.
Do not lose hope
Even though all hope seems to have been lost.
Never think "has He abandoned me?" for sometimes
Like a child is left to find its first steps
He seeks to encourage you in the same way.
He is there, behind you, in front of you and above you
Waiting to catch you if you fall.
How can you ever think yourself alone?
When all the world seemed against you,
Did He not carry you in His arms?
When you prayed "O Lord, make it alright"'
Did He not respond?
As you slept night after night with no care
Who do you think kept evil from your door?
If He were to abandon you even for the blink of an eye
You would surely be no more!!
HE KNOWS BEST
He knows what's best for us
so why should we complain.
We always want the sunshine,
but He knows there must be rain.
We always want laughter
and the merriment of cheer
but our heart will lose
If we never shed a tear.
We are tested often,
with suffering and with sorrow.
It is not a punishment.
But to help us meet tomorrow.
For growing trees are strenghtened
if they can withstand the storm,
and the sharpness of chisel.
He tests us often
and for every pain He gives us,
provided we are patient
Is followed by rich gain.
So whenever we feel that
everything is going wrong,
It is just His way
to make our spirit strong.