Sunday, July 26, 2009

Seeing Through

Recently, I came across this poem from a bygone era. It's taken from one of my all time favorite books, "Streams in the Desert".

Strange how an unknown woman, who lived over a century ago, can still encourage and strengthen another heart to hold on.


There shall be a performance of those things,
That loving heart hath waited long to see;
Those words shall be fulfilled to which she clings,
Because her God hath promised faithfully;
And, knowing Him, she ne'er can doubt His Word;
"He speaks and it is done." The mighty Lord!

There shall be a performance of those things,
O burdened heart, rest ever in His care;
In quietness beneath His shadowing wings
Await the answer to thy longing prayer.
When thou hast "cast thy care," the heart then sings,
There shall be a performance of those things.

There shall be a performance of those things,
O tired heart, believe and wait and pray;
At eventide the peaceful vesper rings,
Though cloud and rain and storm have filled the day.
Faith pierces through the mist of doubt that bars
The coming night sometimes, and finds the stars.

There shall be a performance of those things,
O trusting heart, the Lord to thee hath told;
Let Faith and Hope arise, and plume their wings,
And soar towards the sunrise clouds of gold;
The portals of the rosy dawn swing wide,
Revealing joys the darkening night did hide.
- Bessie Porter

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my expectation comes from him." Psalm 62:5

"Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished." Luke 1:45

4 comments:

Becky Aguirre said...

Definitely encouraging...thanks, needed that today...

RickNiekLikeBikes said...

God Knows His sheep and not one of them can be snatched from His hand. Yes, we must know comfort.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Yes, I love Streams in the Desert. This one is especially strong with hope.

Thank you for sharing.

Melissa said...

I'll have to read that book.

I tagged you on my blog!