This Too Shall Pass - Poem

This Too Shall Pass If I can endure for this minuteWhatever is happening to me,No matter how heavy my heart isOr how dark the moment may be-If I can remain calm and quietWith all the world crashing about me,Secure in the knowledge God loves meWhen everyone else seems to doubt me-If I can but keep on believingWhat I know in my heart to be true,That darkness will fade with the morningAnd that this will pass away, too-Then nothing in life can defeat meFor as long as this knowledge remainsI can suffer whatever is happeningFor I know God will break all of the chainsThat are binding me tight in the darknessAnd trying to fill me with fear-For there is no night without dawningAnd I know that my morning is near....Helen Steiner Rice