James 1:2-3 – “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
I can’t explain this feeling welling up inside my soul,
When at once my heart is breaking and yet now it is made whole,
All you see is chaos as you gaze into my life,
There is pain and grief and suffering, but there is also life.
I’m loved beyond my understanding, I am humbled, I am blessed,
I am so deeply joyful that it wells within my chest,
I have a God who shows me mercy, offers shelter from the storm,
The darkness may be blinding, but His love, it keeps me warm.
He let my world be shaken so that I may learn his plan,
He is teaching me to trust in Him more than I trust in man,
I know that through my troubles he is showing me His light,
He’s making me a warrior – I won’t give up without a fight.
If this be my trial by fire, then I’m ready, I’m prepared,
I know it won’t be easy, but I am no longer scared,
I know that he’ll protect me even though hope may be lost,
For I trust in my salvation, paid by death upon a cross.
I understand your pity, but I’m filled with no regret,
The Lord is fighting for me and I’m not dying yet,
My world is full of darkness and my life’s turned upside down,
But my heart is nearly bursting at the joy that I have found.