"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." (Genesis 8:22)
It's a favorite Scripture of mine because no matter how crazy and upside-down things may become in this world of ours, we have this promise from God. Things may at times seem out of His control, but they never are. He is always in control.
I don't think it's a coincidence that this afternoon, as I was scanning more vintage items for sale in my Etsy shop, I came across this poem. It was in the Ideals Publishing Company's Mother's Day Greetings for 1958.
For Troubled Hearts
by Mrs. Roy L. Peifer
"So long as the earth remaineth
Shall seedtime and harvest come -- "
God in His heaven reigneth
And the earth will turn back to the sun.
Have faith when the days are dreary,
Faith when the nights are long,
Faith when your heart is weary,
Somewhere there waits a song.
Hold hope when the skies are weeping,
Hope when the birds are still,
Under the snow are the roses sleeping --
Spring lieth over the hill.
Keep love unstained and shining
Tho' the road be rough and far,
Each cloud has a silver lining
Where love and lovers are.
"So long as the earth remaineth -- "
Will gray skies turn to blue;
Where faith, hope, and true love reigneth
God's promises all come true!
Is your heart weary today? Does it seem God has forgotten you? Does it feel as if spring will never come? Turn to Genesis 8:22 and be encouraged!