In time of trouble say,
First, he brought me here. It is by his will I
am in this place, in that I will rest.
Next, he will keep me in his love and give me grace
in this trial to behave as his child.
Then, he will make the trial a blessing, teaching
me the lessons he means me to learn, and working
in me the grace he intends for me.
Last, in his good time, he can bring me out again,
how and when he only knows.
Say, I am here:
By God's appointment,
In Gods keeping,
Under his training,
For his time.
Saturday, November 11, 2006