Can I believe what You say to me in the midst of my brokenness?
Will I believe Your promises when life feels like one big mess?
Can I trust your plans for me to fulfill a holy destiny
When trials get the best of me and everything looks different than it ought to be
Let the vision of my heart be unchanging
No matter what goes on around me
Let my faith be not swayed no matter what I face.
For You are good, loving and faithful
You’re the One truth I can fully embrace.
James: 1: 2-4, ESV
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
It’s taken me captive
Been ruthless and cold
Gripping my heart
Unwilling to let go
I’ve pressed on despite it
Used it to grow
Gotten used to its presence
And welcomed it home
It’s had purpose, made gains
Inspired me to change
Been my friend, left me slain
My daily reminder, my pain
2 Corinthians 12: 8-10
8Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Every day I’m taking as many steps as I can
To get closer to my goals, closer to my plan
And I believe if each day I strive to progress
In time, each present challenge will find it’s rest.
Then a new season will be here.
All of this will be left behind.
And I’ll wonder how these answers
took so long to find
In the darkness, hope becomes visible
It’s the glimmer of light around the bend
In doubt, faith becomes tangible
Turning trials into a dearest friend
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance