Having been through a world of hurt,
From the depth of my soul,
The Lord has empowered me,
Making me stronger than I ever have been.
It’s almost as if I can hear Him say,
My Child, I have heard your cries of distress,
And felt the anguish in your heart.
I realize your pain has been intense,
And I know how you wanted Me
To take it from you, making your life less sorrowful,
But that’s not what you needed,
Which I understood and you did not.
You thought you were in a better place
Than you were, but you were not.
Knowing you better than you know yourself,
I knew what was best for you—
What would make your future sound—
What would enable you to stand firmly,
Able to withstand all that will be needed ahead.
You are My beloved child, and I have
Put you in a place, which required you
To be still and know that I am God—and you are not.
You wanted swift and complete relief,
Which would not have been in your best interest.
As you learned to look to Me, allowing Me to comfort you,
Your strength has returned, but this time
It’s founded in My nature and not in your own.
As you continue your journey, looking to Me
And not to yourself, you will begin to realize
How important this time of pruning has been.
One day, you will acknowledge to Me
that it was the best thing that ever happened to you.
When that day arrives, I will smile and say,
“Well done, good and faithful child,”
And you will know that you are destined to finish strong.