God never promised there'd be no trouble-
No hardship for you and me,
But He promised to always be with us
Whatever the trial may be.
He never promised sunshine only-
Freedom from storms and rain,
But He promised the difficult times
Would work for our spiritual gain.
He promised to be our Shelter,
And cover us with His hand;
The Rock upon which our feet are planted-
Stability in a weary land.
He promised to be our Light in darkness,
And guide our steps each day;
Our tender loving Comforter
When heartaches come our way.
He promised to be our Teacher,
Revealing His will and plan,
Teaching us to trust Him
When we fail to understand.
The lessons we learn through suffering
Qualify us for the Highest Degree,
As we become more like Jesus-
Prepared for eternity.
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time
are not worthy to be compared with the glory
which shall be revealed in us."