THOUGH THE TIMES BE DESPERATE AND HARSH THERE IS A TIME TO COME WHEN IT SHALL ALL END, AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD SHALL COVER THE EARTH AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA BED; WHEN IT IS PROMISED, NATION SHALL NOT LIFT UP SWORD AGAINST NATION, AND THEY SHALL LEARN WAR NO MORE, THEY SHALL NOT HURT NOR DESTROY IN ALL MY HOLY MOUNTAIN, SAITH THE LORD.
Can You Ask?
God's love endures forever—
what a wonderful thing to know
When the tides of life run against you
and your spirit is downcast and low.
God's kindness is ever around you
always ready to freely impart
Strength to your faltering spirit,
cheer to your lonely heart.
God's presence is ever beside you,
as near as the reach of your hand.
You have but to tell Him your troubles —
there is nothing He won't understand. .
And knowing God's love is unfailing,
and His mercy unending and great,
You have but to trust in His promise,
"God comes not too soon or too late."
So wait with a heart that is patient
for the goodness of God to prevail,
For never do prayers go unanswered,
and His mercy and love never fail.
Hellen Steiner Rice