The other day, I was feeling so down about myself. Right in the middle of all the turmoil of discouragement and self pity :-), God brought this poem to me and what an encouragement it has been the past week or so.
God, Thou Art Love
If I forget,
Yet God remembers! If these hands of mine
Cease from their clinging, yet the hands divine
Hold me so firmly that I cannot fall;
And if sometime I am too tired to call
For Him to help me, then He reads the prayer
Unspoken in my heart, and lifts my care.
I dare not fear, since certainly I know
That I am in God's keeping, shielded so
From all that else would harm, and in the hour
Of stern temptation strengthened by His Power;
I tread no path in life, bear no pain, alone:
My soul a calm, sure hiding-place has found:
The everlasting arms my life surrounded.
God, Thou art love! I build my faith on that.
I know Thee who has kept my path, and made
Light for me in the darkness, tempering sorrow
So that it reached me like a solemn joy;
It were too strange that I should doubt Thy love.