Wednesday, May 21, 2008

One Day At A Time

I found this poem in some of my Grandma's stuff the other night and loved it, it has helped me so much! I hope it helps you...

"One day at a time, with its failures and fears.
With its hurts and mistakes, with its weakness and tears.
With its portion of pain and its burden of care;
One day at a time we must meet and must bear.

One day at a time to be patient and strong;
To be calm under trial and sweet under wrong;
Then its toiling shall pass and its sorrow shall cease;
It shall darken and die, and the night shall bring peace.

One day at a time-but the day is so long,
And the heart is not brave, and the soul is not strong,
O Thou pitiful Christ, be Thou near all the way;
Give courage and patience and strength for the day.

Swift cometh His answer, so clear and so sweet;
"Yea, I will be with thee, thy troubles to meet;
I will not forget thee, nor fail thee, nor grieve;
I will not forsake thee; I never will leave."

Not yesterday's load we are called on to bear,
Nor the morrow's uncertain and shadowy care;
Why should we look forward or back with dismay?
Our needs, as our mercies, are but for the day.

One day at a time, and the day is His day;
He hath numbered its hours, though they haste or delay.
His grace is sufficient; we walk not alone;
As the day, so the strength that he giveth His own.

-Annie Johnson Flint


Lela Wilkins said...

I really like that poem! I want to hear the song when you are done with it. I am thinking you and me and Cara and our babies need to do a lunch date sometime!