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.
-Helen Steiner Rice