God never moves without purpose or plan
When trying His servant and molding a man.
Give thanks to the LORD though your testing seems long;
In darkness He giveth a song.
I could not see through the shadows ahead;
So I looked at the cross of my Savior instead.
I bowed to the will of the Master that day;
Then peace came and tears fled away.
Now I can see testing comes from above;
God strengthens His children and purges in love.
My Father knows best, and I trust in His care;
Through purging more fruit I will bear.
O rejoice in the LORD
He makes no mistake,
He knoweth the end of each path that I take,
For when I am tried
I shall come forth as gold.
- Ron Hamilton -
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.
- Proverbs 3:5 & 6 -
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also:
knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
And patience, experience;
and experience, hope.
- Romans 5: 3 & 4 -
Bring forth a vessel pure and tried
by Your refining fire.
God's refining fire,
God's refining fire.
May it purge me now
and make of me what you require.
O Lord feed the fire
Your refining fire.
Now as gold and silver must be tried,
Lord, may my heart be purified.
Lord, send your great refining fire.
- Mac Lynch -
Have a glorious and blessed Lord's Day, friends!
Much love to you!