Trials shift our focus on where we fix our gaze,
From what seems so important-
To what will bring God praise.
Trials change priorities on what we're working for
From things that tickle fancies-
To what will please the Lord.
Sorrows alter passions, that drive us through the day
Until we seek to question-
The things we do and say.
Grief will change dependence, in whom we place our trust
Causing us to put our faith-
On God, who's good and just.
Suffering will lift our sight, to look beyond this earth,
There we will find The Saviour-
Who gives to us new birth.
Problems thus become a gift, to lift us from the hurt
That we might find the treasure-
That has eternal worth.
Soft Whispers from
Derry's Heart Poems İFeb 2012
Poetry From The Heart
does not empty tomorrow
it empties today
~ Corrie Ten Boom ~