I was just reflecting the other day on how quickly the summer months go. The night temperatures are already cooling down here in Canada and each warm ray of the sun is welcomed. I spent as much time as possible out in the garden harvesting the bounty.
The days of August are full of warmth and the golden hues of the sun; a time of fullness and rich harvest, but not all days are so. Many times the Lord chooses to lead us through difficult ways, hard times with seemingly little gain.
How easy it can be to praise Him through happy days, but can we trust Him in the hard?
Today I’m sharing a poem by Annie Johnson Flint entitled, ” Faithful is He who has Promised.”
Are you passing through a testing,
Is your pillow wet with tears?
Do you wonder what the reason,
Why it seems God never hears?
Why it is you have no answer
To your oft repeated plea,
Why the heaven still is leaden
As you wait on bended knee?
Do you wonder as you suffer,
Whether God does understand,
And if so, why He ignores you,
Fails to hold you in His Hand?
Do black doubts creep in, assail you,
Fears without- and fears within,
Till your brave heart almost falters
And gives way to deadly sin?
All God’s testings have a purpose
Someday you will see the light,
All He asks is that you trust Him,
Walk by faith and not by sight.
Do not fear when doubts beset you,
Just remember- He is near;
He will never, never leave you,
He will always, always hear.
Faithful is He who has promised,
He will never let you fall,
Daily will the strength be given
Strength for each and strength for all.
He will gladly share pain with you,
He will gladly give you peace.
Till your tired and weary body
Finds its blessed, glad release.
When the darkened veil is lifted,
Then, dear heart, you’ll understand
Why it is you had to suffer,
Why you could not feel His hand
Giving strength when it was needed,
Giving power and peace within
Giving joy through tears and trial,
Giving victory over sin.
1 Peter 1:6-7 ” Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations. That the trial of your faith, being more 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.