Wednesday, May 21, 2008

God's Glory In The Difficult Places

God's Glory In The Difficult Places

When you come to a valley in the course of your life
that seems harder than you think you can bear,
You must look for the glory of God in that valley
and for the purpose that's already there.
For if, in that situation - you walk forward in faith
with your eyes fixed on what's true,
Then the promises of God will sustain and uphold
for the circumstance that comes against you.
And if you let go of false notions and concepts
that you've held about God at the start,
Then God will have a student who is ready to listen
to the things He will speak to your heart.
If your focus is not on the "easy life" of others
but on God and what He's doing this hour,
Then you will be filled with His wisdom and knowledge
instead of bitterness that makes a heart sour.
If you look to the Savior, whom you've already trusted
as your example of what's right and wrong,
Then Jesus will remind you that suffering has a purpose
and that hardship through faith makes you strong.
If you get into God's Word you will come to realize
that the heroes of the faith held on tight.
And they were used by God mightily...tested through trials
for they walked by faith, not by sight.
For if you believe undoubtedly in God's sovereignty & majesty
and don't question all the methods He chooses,
Then you will be an instrument God reaches down to fill
and a vessel that He constantly uses.

©Sheila Gosney

Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:11-13 NKJV

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