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