Pathways of Pain


If my days were untroubled and my
heart always bright.
Would I seek that fair land where there
is no night?
If I never grew weary with the weight of my load.
Would I search for God’s peace at
the end of the road?
If I never knew sickness and never felt pain.
Would I search for a hand to help and sustain?
If I walked not with sorrow and lived without loss.
Would my soul seek sweet solace
at the foot of the cross?
If all I desired was mine day by day.
Would I kneel before God and earnestly pray?
If God sent no winter to freeze me with fear,
Would I yearn for the warmth
of Spring every year?
I ask myself this and the answer is plain –
If my life were all pleasure
And I never knew pain –
I’d seek God less often and need Him much less,
For God is sought more often in times of distress.
And no one knows God or sees Him as plain,
as those who have met Him on the

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