Our Father knows what’s best for us,
So why should we complain.
We always want the sunshine,
But He knows there must be rain.
We love the sound of laughter,
And the merriment of cheer.
But our hearts would lose their tenderness,
If we never shed a tear…
Our Father tests us often,
With suffering and with sorrow.
He tests us, not to punish us,
But to help us meet tomorrow…
For growing trees are strengthened,
When they withstand the storm.
And the sharp cut of a chisel,
Gives the marble grace and form…
God never hurts us needlessly,
And He never wastes our pain.
For every loss He send to us,
Is followed by rich gain…
And when we count the blessing,s
That God has so freely sent,
We will find no cause for murmuring,
And no time to lament…
For our Father loves His children,
And to Him all things are plain.
So He never sends us pleasure,
When the soul’s deep need is pain…
So whenever we are troubled,
And when everything goes wrong,
It is just God working in us,
To make our spirit strong.