Mary Stevenson lived the message in her poem she wrote in the early 1930s. After losing her mother and the brother she was close to while she was still an impetuous little girl, Mary's troubles with her strict, demanding father increased. She married to escape her home life, then fled again to save herself and her child from abuse and near-starvation from a husband who kept her prisoner in their apartment.
Through it all, the Lord's love reached out to her, carrying her when her load was too heavy. And in the end, her example of spiritual and personal triumph, like her poem, is an inspiring story of renewal.