By Yerni Miss Endang Polly
If we put our problems in God’s hand,
There’s nothing we need to understand
It is enough to just believe
That what we need we will receive.
Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain,
Teardrops and laughter, pleasure and pain
We can’t have all bright days, but it’s certainly true
There was never a cloud that
The sun didn’t shine through.
The more you love, the more you’ll find
That life is good and friends are kind
For only what we give away
Enriches us from day to day.
Often we stand at life’s crossroads
And view what we think is the end,
But God has a much bigger vision
And He tells us it’s ‘only a bend.’
Everything is by comparison,
Both the bitter and the sweet
And it takes a bit of both of them
To make our life complete.
Oh, make us more aware, dear God
Of little daily graces
That come to us with ‘sweet surprise’
From never-dreamed-of places.
You can’t pluck a rose all fragrant with dew
Without part of the fragrance
Remaining on you.
God never sends the winter
Without the joy of spring
And though today your heart may ‘cry’
Tomorrow it will ‘sing.’
Rice, Helen Steiner. (1971). Lovingly (Poems for All Seasons). London: Hutchinson & Co Ltd.