Sometimes in the pain & adversity of our trials
We consume ourselves with one thought,
Of how in the world we can escape from it
And the heartache the trial has brought.
But perhaps a better way to focus ourselves
Would be to look for the lessons it contains.
For the lessons God sends us are most surely there
Woven into the fibers of pain.
How else do we learn compassion for others
If not through our own severed hearts.
For brokenness is a gift that God will bless
To prove He is doing His part.
No time of affliction is ever gone to waste
If we learn from the comfort God gives.
And when we share that comfort…
Grace & power is seen
And God gets glory in the life that we live.
Those times of desperation when we
Fall down before Him and
Beseech Him with our own desperate cries,
Somehow and some way make us
Notice desperate people because
We see them through experienced eyes.
Heartache and adversity teach us and
Mold us for they are the
"textbook" God tenderly chooses,
To reveal priceless lessons of wisdom
To the children He blesses and uses.