The pain and the injustice

Is at times too great to bear,

But it’s a grain of sand in eternity

As we’re reminded of God’s care.

All our trials are only temporary

As are all our tribulations,

And they will eventually pass

As they refine us with much patience.

This too shall pass…

With every struggle and every strain,

And we rejoice when we’re delivered

And set free from all our pain.

Job suffered immeasurably

And unfathomable in many ways,

But he received a double portion

When blessings filled his latter days.

Joseph was sold as a slave

Out of bitter jealousy,

But throughout his trials he trusted God

And a position of honour he did see.

Moses lived in the wilderness

For a significant portion of time,

But led the Israelites towards the Promised Land

When Egypt was left behind.

Jesus wore the crown of thorns

And suffered in many ways,

But His vision was on our eternity

Having understood the price to pay.

The hand of God revealed

That throughout all their suffering,

They were exalted in significant ways

Where much honour this did bring.

A crown of honour will await

For those who persevere

Throughout every test and every trial

When God’s ways they are revered.

It’s only by His grace

That we can truly overcome;

Where the blessings are innumerable

Through His beloved Son.

This too shall pass…

And as overwhelming as it may be;

There’s a plan and a purpose

So God’s glory we can see.

(C) P.B. 2021

“So it came to pass, when Joseph had come to his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the tunic of many colours that was on him.  Then they took him and cast him into a pit.”  Genesis 37:23-24

“Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no-one as discerning and wise as you.  You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.”’  Genesis 41:39-40

“And the Lord said, ‘I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.  So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey.’”  Exodus 3:7-8

“Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord…The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him.”  Exodus 15:1-2

“And my groanings pour out like water.  For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, and what I dreaded has happened to me.  I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, for trouble comes.”  Job 3:24-26

“Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning.”  Job 42:12

“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”  2 Corinthians 3:17

“And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”  2 Corinthians 5:15

“Behold I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.  He who overcomes, I will make Him a pillar in the temple of My God…”. Revelation 3:11-12