Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Painting

 "And we know that all things work together for good 
to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." 
~Romans 8:28 (NKJV)

"For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

The Painting 
© 2014 S.D. Harden 

Lord, I thank You for today, 
For Thy gifts You sent my way... 
Thank You for forgiving me 
When I was too blind to see 
Thy treasures all along my path; 
Gifts for which I never asked;
You poured them out upon my way; 
You called them gifts, I called them pain~ 
Because I was too blind to see 
Them through Your eyes,
But patiently 
You held my hand 
And said to me, 
Someday, My child, 
Someday, You'll see, 
This pain's a gift~ 
Thy suffering
Is just My paintbrush
Painting Thee;
~A Portrait grande
Someday You'll see
My Face in yours
My Masterpiece.

Jesus Comforting His Child © S.D. Harden All Rights Reserved.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that Thy mercies are new every morning, so great is Thy faithfulness to us. You are such an awesome, generous God, Thy word says that You daily "load us with benefits"--daily You give and give to us and bear all our burdens if we will allow You to. And although we may have to suffer various trials, Thy word promises that You are going to weave all these together into something 
beautiful in each one of us
 who love You. 
That is why we can be thankful always, for all things, even though we may not understand sometimes, we know we can trust in Thy faithfulness and in Thy love for us. 
Thank You, Abba Father. We love You. In Jesus' name, Amen.

"The Painting" © 2014 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved. Unto The Least of These /Illustration: Jesus Comforting His Child; Suzanne Davis Harden © 2014 All Rights Reserved.
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Scripture Quotation: New King James Bible ©1982 Thomas Nelson Inc. Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007, 2013 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


  1. "This pain's a gift~ Thy suffering Is just My paintbrush Painting Thee" ... how absolutely beautiful Suzanne.

  2. Thank you so much, dear Liana! I give God all the glory for every poem, every song, painting, all the music~apart from Him I can do nothing. By the way, I am absolutely LOVING your poetry book~The Lord has truly gifted you with amazing talent. I thank Him always for your gift~love & blessings, Suzanne


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