When I think about all that Iíve been through,
My only desire is to hold steadfast and true
To the will and word of God for always
Because I realize Heís been with me throughout all of my days.
When I think about the tears Iíve had to shed down through the years,
I can appreciate the troubles that brought them because they erased my fears;
For, through prayer and faith, I gained enough wisdom and knowledge to know
That God will always be with me wherever I may go.
When I think about the many heartaches and disappointments Iíve had to endure,
I can appreciate the suffering and brokenness because it played a part in making me pure
In the way that I think, feel and react in all situations;
For, purity is required for Godís eternal destination.
When I think about the many people that have come against me,
I can appreciate them; for, their efforts have helped me become who I should be.
If I had not experienced the heartache, pain, suffering, misery and strife,
I would not be where I am in my spiritual life.
If I had not experienced rain from time to time,
There is no way that I could truly appreciate the sunshine.
If I had not acknowledged what and who I was without Christ,
I would have lost all chances of gaining eternal life.
Because God has allowed me to suffer so much,
I realize that I cannot survive without His grace, and without His touch.
I need Him in all that I do;
For, He is the only one who can and will see me through
The battles that Satan pursues in my life;
And Heís the only one who can teach me how to use my heartache and strife
As instruments to build me into the person I need to be.
Heís the only one who can save, heal, deliver and protect me.
So, when I take just a moment to think about it,
I realize that all that I go through and suffer is keeping me out of the horrible pit;
For, He is using it all to keep me close and near;
And my problems are to make the way clear,
Removing all hindrances, weaknesses, and doubt;
So that I can see that God is able and He surely will bring me out.
When I think about it, they are just stepping stones
To help me reach my eternal home;
Therefore, I welcome the burdens that I must bear
And the many troubles that I must share.
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