Friday, February 19, 2010

Saturday's Poem

Tomorrow I will be at a women's retreat with my church - I am a little scarred as I almost never go go overnight ... but I am also excited to see what new things I will learn!

Here is a poem for tomorrow since I will be unable to blog ...  This poem is by Elise K Young and is beautiful!  Enjoy!

For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment
worketh for us a far more exceeding
and eternal weight of glory.
2 Corinthians 4:7

Suffering may endure for a season,
And we wonder when relief will come.
Is this for a time of testing
A really deep trial for some?

Day by day we endure our heartaches,
Often questioning why,
We don't seem to fully understand
And we come before God with a sigh!

"Just quiet yourself in My presence," He says,
"I have blessings for you in store,
This time with me will be precious,
Even more than ever before."

The wonderful promises in God's Holy Word
Bring comfort, encouragement and peace,
And as we nestle up close to Him.
Our Faith brings sweet release.

So let us joyfully praise the Lord,
If, through suffering we can learn,
Truths that will help to guide our way,
And His Word more clearly discern.

Elsie K. Young


  1. Hi Elsie,
    I was just reading your blog, as I saw a reference to it on the Sun Room. This poem is wonderful. I write poetry also and I really
    enjoy the poetry of others. God Bless You as you serve Him.
    In His Love,

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    1. Thank you for reading and for sharing - This poem is not mine but Elise K Young I was quoting. I do enjoy writing some poetry as well. Thanks for sharing on your social websites - you can find and like me on facebook I believe I have a link on home page for that. God bless you!