So let me embrace the difficulties that feel unending
Until in me their full work is done.
For You know the plans You have for me
And the blessings will come once the battle is won.
You were my pearls
What I didn’t want to give away
But there was another gift waiting
Waiting for me to walk away
And now as I look behind me
I wonder what I ever saw
What I thought was bright and shiny
Looks nothing like a pearl at all
You touch my eyes so I can see
You touch my heart so I can breathe
You gave your life to set me free
I give you my treasures
All tattered and torn
They’ve lost all their luster
They’re long over worn
At first I couldn’t see it
I didn’t have a clue
How worthless they were
Until I saw You
Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ
If it’s not from You,
take it away
Before it leads me astray
If it is from You,
give me peace
As I navigate this bumpy street
Oh how great are they!
The things You desire for me
So no longer will I hinder you
With a doubtful heart and disbelief
I’ll believe in Your promises
With hope and trust in Your strength
Knowing You are preparing me
For wonders I myself would never think!
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.