Wednesday, March 26, 2008

God Hath Not Promised Skies Always Blue

God Hath Not Promised Skies Always Blue

I took some time off from my work and learned a new hymn today. It goes like this...

Verse 1:
God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

Verse 2:
God hath not promised we shall not know
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
He hath not told us we shall not bear
Many a burden, many a care.

Verse 3:
God hath not promised smooth roads and wide,
Swift, easy travel, needing no guide;
Never a mountain, rocky and steep,
Never a river, turbid and deep.

I really enjoy this hymn as it reflects on our everyday life. Though there may be obstacles and hardships along the way, the Lord will provide us strength, endurance and grace to make through each passing day. I don't know what my future will be, I don't know what kinds of people I will meet or what problems will I face, but I know that the Lord will be the light that shines on my path to the time that is yet to come.

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