from “Streams In The Desert”

When is the time to trust?
Is it when all is calm,
When waves the victor’s palm,
And life is one glad psalm
Of joy and praise?
Nay! but the time to trust
Is when the waves beat high,
When storm clouds fill the sky,
And prayer is one long cry,
O help and save!

When is the time to trust?
Is it when friends are true?
Is it when comforts woo,
And in all we say and do
We meet but praise?
Nay! but the time to trust
Is when we stand alone,
And summer birds have flown,
And every prop is gone,
All else but God.

What is the time to trust?
Is it some future day,
When you have tried your way,
And learned to trust and pray
By bitter woe?
Nay! but the time to trust
Is in this moment’s need,
Poor, broken, bruised reed!
Poor, troubled soul, make speed
To trust thy God.

What is the time to trust?
Is it when hopes beat high,
When sunshine gilds the sky,
And joy and ecstasy
Fill all the heart?
Nay! but the time to trust
Is when our joy is fled,
When sorrow bows the head,
And all is cold and dead,
All else but God.

~Streams In The Desert~

3 Replies to “from “Streams In The Desert””

  1. So, I must have not properly updated my RSS feed subscription to your blog…I had a thought yesterday: “I wonder how Melissa is doing, so far away? Gee, she hasn’t updated her blog in awhile!”

    And then I remembered you changed your blog! And it looks like you’ve been updating quite a bit, and that a lot has been happening for you.

    How are you?

    🙂

  2. Beautiful poem, Melissa!

    My 5 year old daughter said something to me this morning that I wanted to share with you because I know you understand this. She was asking me if I was going to have anymore babies and I told her that it is in God’s hands; but that it looks like no, we might not be able too. She thought for a moment then told me that when she becomes a Momma she would have a baby for me. Teary moment for sure!

    I wanted to email you something and realized I don’t have your address; would you email me at joyfulheartsandfaces@gmail.com Thanks! 🙂

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