A Poem On Suffering

Love me Jesus, through and through

While suffering beckons me to you

Let me see what you withhold

Sanctified comes forth pure as gold

Realizations come of what will never be

Pains of grief surface like debris

Perplexed but not despairing

Struck down but not destroyed

Tasting bitter providence

In this portion trusting not

Conditioned by your grace

To look beyond the measure of our days

Deeper goes the sorrow

Deeper his love I know

He holds tomorrow

My heart can trust a Love

That issues pain for my good

As the suffering Savior taught me

Under dark clouds trusting he stood

Every good and perfect gift

Coming from above

This pain eclipsed

By the light of his love

Love me Jesus, through and through

These sufferings beckon me to you