Blessed is the one whose strength is in You Lord…
who passing through the valley of weeping,
make it a well.
Psalm 84:5, 6
Mrs. Cowman points out
That comfort is not experienced lightly
We must go down into “depths”
If we are to experience this most precious gift of God’s gifts of comfort
He’s preparing us through testing adversities to be co-workers together with Him.
When night falls on us over the garden of our souls,
when the fall leaves close up the blooms of our heart,
when the flowers of our life no longer soak in any sunlight within their folded petals,
there shall never be wanting,
even in the thickest darkness, drops of heavenly dew which falls only when the sun has gone.
The poets tone is birthed within:
“We have been through the valley of weeping.
The valley of sorrow and pain;
But the `God of all comfort’ is with us.
At hand to uphold and sustain.
“As the earth needs the clouds and sunshine,
Our souls need both sorrow and joy;
So He places us oft in the furnace,
The dross from the gold to destroy.
“When He leads thro’ some valley of trouble,
His omnipotent hand we can trace;
For the trials and sorrows He sends us,
Are part of His lessons in grace.
“Oft we shrink from the purging and pruning,
Forgetting our gardener knows
That the deeper the cutting and paring,
The richer the cluster that grows.
“Well He knows that affliction is needed;
He has a wise purpose in view,
And in the dark valley He whispers,
`Hereafter thou’lt know what I do.’
“As we travel thro’ life’s shadow’d valley,
Fresh springs of His love ever rise;
And we learn that our sorrow and losses,
Are blessings just sent in disguise.
“So we’ll follow wherever He leadeth,
Let the path be dreary or bright;
For we’ve proved that our God can give comfort;
Our God can give songs in the night.”