Great Faith That Smiles Is Born of Great Trials


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Great Faith That Smiles Is Born of Great Trials

It's easy to say "In God we trust"
When life is radiant and fair,
But the test of faith is only found
When there are burdens to bear---
For our claim to faith in the sunshine
Is really no faith at all,
For when roads are smooth and days are bright
Our need for God is so small,
And no one discovers the fullness
Or the greatness of God's love
Unless they have walked in the darkness
With only a light from above----
For the faith to endure whatever comes
Is born of sorrow and trials,
And strengthened only by discipline
And nurtured by self-denials---
So be not disheartened by troubles,
For trials are the building blocks
On which to erect a fortress of faith
Secure on God's ageless rocks.

Helen Steiner Rice

So true Sister. Great words of wisdom here. And only those that have been there can know just how true they are.

Thanks for sharing them.

I like the poem, yes we all go thro many things, but when will we wake up and see that our Lord is just waiting there for us to turn around back to Him.

James 1; 2 & 5. Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith developes perservance.
5. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault;and it will be given to him."

God love you