Sunday, May 24, 2020

Living in a Covid-19 World: Day #24

When Trials Come

... for though a righteous man fall seven times, he rises again,
but the wicked are brought down by calamity. (Proverbs 24:16)

One of the surprises of life in our pandemic world is the generosity and free music that has been available over the internet. I have particularity enjoyed watching a weekly worship concert put on by Keith and Kristyn Getty. This married couple writes songs that reflect the Irish ballads of their homeland, and the depth of their lyrics speaks of the pain Irish Christians experienced in the midst of trials. Much of their music can be summed up in the title of one of their songs, When Trials Come.

One of the mysteries of the Christian life is the way God draws near to us in times of trouble. As followers of Christ we are not promised that trials will never come, but rather that when they do come, that God walks with us. Read the lyrics below or go to the link that will take you to this song as you ponder your situation, whether it be times of trial – for they surely will come – or in times of great rejoicing.

When Trials Come
Written by Keith & Kristyn Getty

When trials come no longer fear
For in the pain our God draws near
To fire a faith worth more than gold
And there His faithfulness is told (2x)

Within the night I know Your peace
The breath of God brings strength to me
And new each morning mercy flows
As treasures of the darkness grow (2x)

I turn to Wisdom not my own
For every battle You have known
My confidence will rest in You
Your love endures Your ways are good (2x)

When I am weary with the cost
I see the triumph of the cross
So in it’s shadow I shall run
Till He completes the work begun (2x)

One day all things will be made new
I’ll see the hope You called me to
And in your kingdom paved with gold
I’ll praise your faithfulness of old (2x)

If you want to listen to the song, click here.

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