I've longed for many things in life,
Some with hidden thorns of pain,
Knowing what was best for me,
God sent both sunshine and rain.
Hard times teach us to appreciate
Good times when they come along,
If all of life was fun and pleasure,
How could we ever grow strong?
God in His infinite wisdom
Has given me many good years,
Taught me to suffer with others,
To feel their sorrow and tears.
excerpt from a poem
from Salesian Missions New Hope Books
Labels: Inspirational poems