Adversity Can Distress Us or Bless Us
Helen Steiner Rice
The way we use adversity is strictly our own choice,
For in God’s hands, adversity
can make the heart rejoice.
For everything God sends to us,
no matter in what form,
Is sent with plan and purpose;
for by the fierceness of a storm,
The atmosphere is changed and cleared,
and the earth is washed and clean,
And the high winds of adversity
can make restless souls serene.
And while it’s very difficult
for mankind to understand
God’s intentions and His purpose
and the workings of His hand,
If we observe the miracles that happen every day,
We cannot help but be convinced
that in His wondrous way
God makes what seemed unbearable
and painful and distressing
Easily acceptable when we view it as a blessing.