"But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you..." 1 Corin. 12:9

Monday, October 12, 2009

Never Waste Your Pain
by Dick Innes

Dear Lord,

Please grant that I shall
Never waste my pain; for...
To fail without learning,
To fall without getting up,
To sin without overcoming,
To be hurt without forgiving,
To be discontent without improving,
To be crushed without becoming more caring,
To suffer without growing more sensitive,
Makes of suffering a senseless, futile exercise,
A tragic loss
And of pain,
The greatest waste of all.

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