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God’s Boxes

I have in my hands two boxes,
Which God gave me to hold.
He said, “Put all your sorrows in the black box,
And all your joys in the gold.”

I heeded His words, and in the two boxes,
Both my joys and sorrows I stored.
But though the gold became heavier each day,
The black was as light as before.

With curiosity, I opened the black,
I wanted to find out why,
And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole,
Which my sorrows had fallen out by.

I showed the hole to God, and mused,
“I wonder where my sorrows could be!”
He smiled a gentle smile and said,
“My child, they’re all here with me.”

I asked God, why He gave me the boxes,
Why the gold and the black with the hole?
“My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,
The black is for you to let go.”




19 comments

  1. Abiodun Soyombo

    I have always been blessed by all your souL lifting words of love and encouragement.
    Re main blessed

  2. carolyn riffe

    That was a beautiful and touching poem of how our Lord works. So moved my heart and spirit. CR

  3. Our God is a wonderful God. He created the vast universe yet finds time to attend to each of our needs. He is never too busy to hear and listen to us; to come to our aid when wickedness abounds and to deliver us from evil. He shows up in the twinkling of an eye. What a great God we serve!

  4. Amazing revelation that suits the soul! I’m free of all sorrows because my Heavenly Loving Father takes them away. Glory be to God. May you all be blessed by the Lord, all your messages are soul warming!

  5. Thanks for your life touching messages at all times. I get inspired anytime i read them.
    God bless you real good!

    Cheers.

  6. God fills our lives with blessings every day. Our problem is that we don’t take the time to acknowledge them. When we do, our hearts overflow with joy at the goodness of our Lord.

  7. Beautiful message!!! Thank you Father Lord for the long awaited joy that you have given me and my husband lifting and making our sorrows lighter to carry. All praiases to you. Amen.

  8. It is very important to know that some people do speak with God. When did you last spoke to Him? May good God allow me to speak to Him today

  9. Very inspirational. We need to let go and let God. this can be done through absolute trust and dependence on the Lord.

  10. I am so blessed to be a part of the AllWorship family who loves God and are striving to live as be commanded us to live. When life’s problems or burdens seem to get me to a low point in my life, I can count on God to send me a message through your organization.

    I would love to donate to this organization – send me information on how I may do it via mail!

    May God bless each of you and thank you for all your uplifting words and prayers!!!


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