Monday, April 15, 2019

There Will Be Better Days...

Half-way point! PAD Challenge day 15; For today’s prompt, write a prediction poem.

Sometimes, as I witness someone suffering far more than I ever have it almost feels like
I'm trespassing on sacred ground to offer inexperienced words of comfort and cheer
but we are here to "encourage one another and build each other up"
 ... we never know when it will be our turn to receive those words instead of give!
Today I am thinking of my cousin Wayne (and family) 
as Wayne suffers terribly from the ravages of MS.
from the confines of his wheelchair in a van.
Many stopped to say it's nice to see him there, one mentioning this trial must take much surrender.
 His reply, the most powerful two words: "every day" and though his voice and body are weak from the disease in that moment I knew I was looking at one of the strongest people I will ever meet!
 A testament to the verse
" ...for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong."  

So this poem (unfit as I am to pen it) comes from the bottom of my heart
 for him and his family today! Will you join in praying for them as God's will is done?

There will be better days
For some, not here below
But if we put our faith in God
We know it will be so

After time's hard-knock blows
After Surrender's Test
Those who endure will hear these words
Well done, enter thy rest

Take heart, though laughter fails
And words seem far too small
The One to whom our prayers are raised
Sees even sparrows fall

...are we not more than these?
Take heart, trust in the Lord
The testing of our faith; hard joy
Will yield a rich reward

So while we suffer long
Toward Hope's unmet Yet
There will be better days, dear one
Though sometimes we forget

© Janet Martin

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? 
Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care.
Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns--
and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. 
Are you not much more valuable than they?


  1. Amen. So true, I find one of the most difficult things is to how to fully empathize with pain we haven't felt.


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