(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