Our family received a beautiful anonymous letter for Valentine’s Day. Of course, being the insatiably curious person that I am, I had to investigate the matter and did eventually identify the unnamed benefactor! Nevertheless, the letter contained a short poem that has been etched in my mind for the past couple weeks. With a little bit of searching, I discovered that the words are actually from a lesser-known hymn. I hope that this encourages your heart as it has mine!
God has not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God has not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain;
But God has promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.