God hath not promised skies always blue, flower strewn pathways all our lives through; God hath not promised sun without rain, joy without sorrow, peace without pain. God hath not promised we shall not know toil and temptation, trouble and woe; He hath not told us we shall not bear many a burden, many a care. God hath not promised smooth roads and wide, swift, easy travel, needing no guide; never a mountain rocky and steep, never a river turbid and deep. But God hath promised strength for the day, rest for the labor, light for the way; grace for the trials, help from above, unfailing sympathy, undying love. ~ Annie Johnson Flint
Annie suffered from horrific arthritis throughout her life. She also faced many challenges as a result. Yet, she still found beauty in life and was an accomplished poet. She is an inspiration for all of us.
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