This poem was written in the 1970's by my father, Mark Strohm, Sr. As my sister's and I began to enter college and the energy crisis was hitting hard, my parents found their finances were very tight. I remember several austerity measures including powder milk, hamburger helper, a cold house and drastically cut back vacations. I believe many of you will find the poem my father wrote 40 years ago still rings true today!
My father and mother back in the 1970's. Mark and Barbara Strohm.
In these times in which we're living It's so hard to make ends meet.
But God is always with us, as His Scriptures do repeat.
He tells us not to worry, what to eat or drink or wear.
He will take care of us completely as he does the birds of air.
But seek ye first His Kingdom and all His righteousness.
Then put your faith in Jesus, your whole life He'll truly bless.
Don't worry about tomorrow, live to please Him day by day.
He will guide your every footstep, as He leads you in your way.
He knows your every heartache, every problem, every need.
It's all so very simple, give Him your life and you'll succeed!
Thanks Dad, for the reminder that others have come through tough times in past years. Thanks for the clarity as to where our trust should be!
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