Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Streams in the Desert Devotional poems

The following poem is from the Oct. 6 entry. Such a good reminder to remember Christ when tempted by grief in thinking you're alone in suffering.

"Before you" He trod all the path of woe,
He took the sharp thrusts with His head bent low.
He knew deepest sorrow and pain and grief,
He knew long endurance without relief,
He took all the bitter from death's deep cup,
He kept not a blood-drop but gave all up.
"Before you" and for you, He won the fight
To bring you to glory and realms of light.

This one is from the Oct. 7 entry. Another good reminder when grief weary that there is hope, there is an end.

"Hold on, my heart, in thy believing--
The steadfast only wins the crown;
He who, when stormy winds are heaving,
Parts with its anchor, shall go down;
But he who Jesus holds through all,
Shall stand, though Heaven and earth should fall.

"Hold out! There comes an end to sorrow;
Hope from the dust shall conquering rise;
The storm foretells a summer's morrow;
The Cross points on to Paradise;
The Father reigneth! cease all doubt;
Hold on, my heart, hold on, hold out."


  1. I love this poem! It holds tremendous promise and hope in the midst of our mighty storms. God is our anchor... steadfast, faithful and sure!!!

    1. A friend gave me the "Streams in the Desert" book after the loss of our son. A great, great comfort it has been! He is our anchor, as you said! Thank you for commenting.

    2. I forgot to add...this is one book I try to pass along to others as often as I can! (And I'm weird, 'cause I like the "old" version of it better than the new.) :)

  2. Angie, I just wanted to let you know that I read some of your blog and I prayed for you and your family this morning. My heart goes out to you and I know God will prove faithful and true.

    1. Thank you so much! Prayers are coveted and are more powerful than most think. It is a comfort to know others are praying for us still. Blessings to you!