Suffering is a hard thing to endure.
Complaining is an easy thing to do.
Praise God for his enduring mercy
That he has for me and you.
Friends can be discouraging.
Friends can lift you up.
God sends both when we need
His care and tender love.
Hope can be hard to see.
Despair can be hard to see past.
The friend we have in Jesus
Will not let our suffering last.
No one will ever care for us like him.
His arms are willing to hold.
When I stay embraced in his arms
I know that it is well with my soul.
6-15-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)