I really like this simple but powerfully stated poem by Robert Browning Hamilton called “I Walked A Mile.” It is only two stanzas but has a lot to say:
“I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne’er a word said she
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.”
I completely agree with what he said in this poem for I have received many more blessings from Sorrow than ever I did from Pleasure! Please share your thoughts with me on this poem!
Promise #348 – Friday, December 14, 2018
I will keep you safe from trouble for I am your hiding place.
Psalm 32:7 (WEB)
You are my hiding place. You will preserve me from trouble.
You will surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Promise #347 – Thursday, December 13, 2018
I will go before you and fight your battles.
Deuteronomy 1:30 (WEB)
Yahweh your God who goes before you, he will fight for you,
according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes,
Promise #346 – Wednesday, December 12, 2018
I have made an everlasting covenant to only do good things for you.
Jeremiah 32:40 (WEB)
and I will make an everlasting covenant with them,
that I will not turn away from following them, to do them good;
and I will put my fear in their hearts, that they may not depart from me.
Promise #345 – Tuesday, December 11, 2018
I lavish My great love on My children.
1 John 3:1 (WEB)
Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us,
that we should be called children of God!
For this cause the world doesn’t know us,
because it didn’t know him.
MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt – A Touch Of Frost
Inspiration for the prompt: A Late Walk by Robert Frost
A touch of frost
does my heart imbue
when sober spirits fly
beyond to what is unseen
Flailing every thought in my mind
causing each moment to be
like a hard days work
attempting to capture a breath…
Then, in a morn’s new mercy
the sober spirits return with
the heat of sun upon their wings
and melts my heart’s frost into
A love that ignites my hearth
and once again this soul is
insulated, protected from the
world’s brutal Winter.
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Promise #344 – Monday, December 10, 2018
My tender mercies never fail, for they are new every morning.
Lamentations 3:22-23 (WEB)
22 It is because of Yahweh’s loving kindnesses that we are not consumed,
because his compassion doesn’t fail.
23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.