The lessons learned in times of trial
Are worth more than the finest gold,
For it’s in the tough times of life
The richest of blessings unfold…
We learn more patience, longsuffering,
Temperance, meekness, goodness, and faith;
More about peace, joy, and real love—
Manifestations of God’s grace.
The fruit of the Holy Spirit
Is plentiful in trying times,
And as we focus on our God,
He nourishes our hearts and minds;
We learn more about our Shepherd—
The Lord Jesus, our Solid Rock,
And as we rest ourselves in Him,
He molds and develops His flock.
O how we want to be conformed
To the image of Christ our Lord!
And to do so we must suffer,
And stand firm on His Holy Word.
Thank God for all the Lessons Learned
In times of affliction and trial,
For there is nothing in life, friend,
That could ever be more worthwhile.
“It is good for me that I have been afflicted;
that I might learn thy statutes.”