Wednesday, April 7, 2010

God, Thou Art Love

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.

--Robert Browning

4 comments:

Samantha R. said...

Beautiful poetry there! I always enjoy a good one :)

bekah said...

Loved the poem!

Oh and the update made me laugh!! :) *giggle* I had to read the part about the farmer snapping the power line, outloud, to Tamara and she got a kick out of it too. :):)

So you never know who here at the library may be reading your posts! lol


Have a jolly day!

bekah said...

Oh and I forgot to mention I really like your new header! Are they rosehips?

Naomi said...

Glad you liked the poetry, Sam :)

Bekah, you made me smile. :) Thanks for commenting.

The header does indeed feature rosehips. :) Aren't they beautiful?