My trials actually increased for a season after I wrote this poem in 2009. I’ve learned some hard lessons, but I can testify in 2012 that the Lord has been and continues to be very faithful to comfort and deliver. And yes, He does take the pain away.
Lord, take the pain in my heart away,
The pain is there almost every day,
At times it seems more than I can bear,
Lord, please help me, this is my prayer.
There is so much I am grateful for,
Many good things have come to my door,
I know I’m blessed, don’t want to complain,
But Lord, please take from my heart the pain,
Your strength, Lord, I need from day to day,
Truly I’ve found, there’s no other way,
Others, much worse the pain that they feel,
Still, Lord, you know that my pain is real.
Lord you are Sovereign, you rule and reign,
Trusting you, I know, eases the pain,
Keep my eyes fixed on thee up above,
Give me a heart that rests in your love.
Cathy White 2009 ©
Romans 8:22-28 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.