Piper Poem on Suffering

What is God’s sovereign grace?

Not grace to bar what is not bliss
Nor flight from all distress but this:
The grace that orders our trouble and pain
And then, in the darkness, is there to sustain. 

This poem was taken from the sermon by John Piper, “Sustained by Sovereign Grace—Forever”.

Josh Etter is the Director of Communications at Desiring God.