Trials are Good


It's sometimes very difficult 

for us to understand

the wisdom and the love behind 

the things that God has planned.


But we couldn’t have the rainbow

If we didn’t have the rain;

We wouldn’t know the pleasure

If we never tasted pain.


We wouldn’t love the sunrise

If we hadn't felt the night;

And we wouldn’t know our weakness

If we hadn't sensed God's might.


We couldn't have the springtime

or the yellow daffodil

if we hadn't experienced

the winter's frosty chill.


And though the brilliant sunshine

is something Gad has made

He knew too much could parch our souls

so he created shade.


So God's given us a balance:

Enough joys to keep us glad,

Enough tears to keep us humble,

Enough good to balance bad.


And if you'll trust in him you'll see

Though yesterday brought sorrow,

The clouds will part and down will bring

 A happier tomorrow.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Life is good

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God As Imagination

A human can be more than they are, reach high and obtain more than is dreamed. Unfortunately, the converse is true and we call it evil when it is simply lack of resources. - slc