Under the Circumstances

"How are you?" said one Christian
To a brother worn with care.
"Not bad under the circumstances,
And the load I have to bear!"
"But what", his friend enquired
Are you doing UNDER THERE?"

An anxious, fearful Christian
Brings no credit to His Lord,
For if we seek His blessing
In prayer and from His Word,
Our God can change our outlook,
Bringing sunshine to our days;
Instead of dark discouragement,
He fills our hearts with praise.

Praise God, we need not stagger
By our burdens loaded down,
For Christ has come to LIFT us
And remove that worried frown.
From below we see the problems -
From above, behold the Crown!

Honoria A. Groves