We must be hurt in order to grow,
We must fail in order to know,
We must lose in order to gain.
Some Lessons are learned best only through pain.
Our vision clears only after our eyes are washed with tears.
We have to be broken, so we can be tender,
We are sick so we can rest and think better
on things more important than work or fun,
We are taken for trip near death, so we can assess how we've run.
We have to suffer lack, so we can know God's provision,
We have to feel another's pain, so we can have a sense of mission.
So take heart, if you don't understand today,
Instead of grumbling, ask God what He means to say,
In order to learn you must endure,
and learn to see the bigger picture.
In order to grow, you must stand and look beyond the hurt,
Trust in God's loving hand that takes what is Good,
and gives what is best,
And on this blessed thought,
rest your anxious heart with all the questions,
God's hand only gives what his loving heart dictates,
SOMETIMES...The Lord calms the storm,
SOMETIMES... He lets the storm rage... and calms His child...
Better go through the storm with Him,