"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Friday, January 2, 2015

One Day at a Time

I found the thoughts expressed in this poem to be appropriate for the beginning of a new year.

One Day at a Time

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, 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

If you have never heard of the amazing faith-filled life of Annie Johnson Flint, please go here.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a link to her other poems.