O You that tries mens hearts,How vile I must be in Your eyes.When I behold the success of others,that You have blessed, then I find an occasion for envy.I am jealous of those who gain,that for which my own soul lusts.It matters not if the object is righteous, for my desiring of it is not just.Why am I not instead content with your will?Why do I not instead rejoice?I am one, small man,out of billons upon the Earth.Who am I that I shouldseek to increase my worth?Lord, is it not all becauseI have not found all my contentment in Thee?If You were my full joy,what else should I desire?If You were all my soul's value,what else could bring me worth?Lord, You have made trillions upon trillions of stars.Make me, by Your special act of grace,content in Thee.
_________________Christopher Joel Dandrow
Thank you for posting this.I can't tell you how timely this is.....Did you write this? If not, can you please tell me who did?Thank you- very much.Mary
_________________Mary Beth Ersig
Sister Mary, I wrote this just now as a prayer of the need of my heart. I suppose then it is timely for us both :-D :cry:I'm very glad though if it may be helpfull to you.Chris