God Knows Best Poem by Helen Steiner Rice

God Knows Best

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Our Father knows what's best for us,
So why should we complain
We always want the sunshine,
But He knows there must be rain

We love the sound of laughter
And the merriment of cheer,
But our hearts would lose their tenderness
If we never shed a tear...

Our Father tests us often
With suffering and with sorrow,
He tests us, not to punish us,
But to help us meet tomorrow...

For growing trees are strengthened
When they withstand the storm,
And the sharp cut of a chisel
Gives the marble grace and form...

God never hurts us needlessly,
And He never wastes our pain
For every loss He send to us
Is followed by rich gain...

And when we count the blessings
That God has so freely sent,
We will find no cause for murmuring
And no time to lament...

For our Father loves His children,
And to Him all things are plain,
So He never sends us pleasure
When the soul's deep need is pain...

So whenever we are troubled,
And when everything goes wrong,
It is just God working in us
To make our spirit strong.

Friday, March 6, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: god
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ratnakar Mandlik 19 June 2016

Growing trees are strengthened when they withstand the storm. Absolutely correct observation and a nugget of wisdom.

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I just saw this today and fell in love right away with this poem. I tried to record my voice reciting this, and I got teary-eyed afterwards... Thank you for posting this. If you need someone to do voice over for your poems, just let me now.

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Karla 30 January 2022

Hi can u able to send me your voice over? mariakarlagonzalesgmail.com

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Chinedu Dike 29 March 2020

Well articulated and nicely brought forth with spiritual insight.

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Louise foster 06 October 2018

God does know best wen I do things my way it never works so I try not to go round the mountain to many times as God really does know best thank you for your encouragement God Bless Louise

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Hugh Young 18 November 2017

Ghastly tosh! Think of famines, earthquakes, tsunamis.God kills children to strengthen the parents? Really? There must be better way.

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M Asim Nehal 05 July 2016

Outstanding poem, inspiring and motivating.10++

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