(My personal testimony)

If someone would have told me

Several years ago;

That I’d have cancer and then my husband would die

I would wish I would not know.

But on the day of my mastectomy

As the surgeons wheeled me in,

There was a smile planted on my face

With a deep joy and peace within.

Because I knew that I was not alone

And the hand of God it covered me;

I knew my life was in His palm

And He would do as He would please.

I had faith that I’d recover

Without an inch of pain,

And I thank God that my prayers were answered

Where only slight discomfort remained.

But five months later

My beloved passed away;

When thunderstorm asthma claimed his life

As he departed that same day.

Again, God gently held my hand

Throughout the grief and pain,

And my Christian friends gave so generously

To ease the load and strain.

Throughout our deepest valleys

God’s provision will be there;

As we trust in Him to provide

Through His tender love and care.

He will provide the resources

And the right people too,

To comfort and to provide relief

And will make all things new.

So when we’re journeying through a trial

Let’s remember it will pass;

It is temporary with an expiry date

Where God will never forsake us.

When we experience tribulations

With no perceived relief in sight

Let’s stand strong on His promise

That His grace will suffice.

And once we overcome

We’re able to bless others too,

With the victory that is in Christ

With an encouragement pure and true.

(C) P.B. 2020

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”  2 Corinthians 12:9

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me..”  Psalm 23:4

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience, but let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”  James 1:2

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  Hebrews 13:5