Meadows or Briars

GOD in the Midst of Our Pain

by Carol A. Penhorwood



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/13/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 376
ISBN : 9781973624042
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 376
ISBN : 9781973624059
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 376
ISBN : 9781973624035

About the Book

Invisible pain. Is there a purpose in it and a path through it? This book contains inspirational poetry for those touched by physical and emotional pain or suffering.

Some excerpts:

“Though briars leave their mark on you
They painfully succeed
In driving you to seek the One
Who’ll heal you when you bleed.”

“And so if I at first recoil
And from Your cup retreat,
I ask that You remind me, Lord,
The aftertaste is sweet.”

“The pain in my life is no detour,
But part of His plan from the start.
It’s no disadvantage that I must endure—
My platform—direct from His heart.”

“You have a bright tomorrow,
Though yesterday left wounds.
It is these very scars He’ll use
To grow His choicest blooms.”

“But my ways are not God’s ways,
And He knows best, you see,
The sweetest song I ever sang
Birthed through the pain in me.”

One’s thoughts directly affect one’s emotions and actions.
Therefore, the author includes the truth of Scripture to replace the lies and distortions of the enemy.

About the Author

For over twenty-five years, Carol Penhorwood has been battling chronic pain. Her writing resulted as she began to understand that God will even use the “briars of life” for our good and His glory.
“The Hand that now allows the pain
creates the masterpiece.”
Married for fifty years, with three grown daughters, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, Carol and her husband reside in Evansville, IN