Blessings come in many guises
That God along in love devises,
And sickness which we dread so much
Can bring a very healing touch,
For often on the wings of pain
The peace we sought before in vain
Will come to us with sweet surprise
For God is merciful and wise.
And through long hours of tribulation
God gives us time for meditation,
And no sickness can be counted loss
That teaches us to bear our cross.
Helen Steiner Rice