Consider it a sheer gift of joy,
when tests and challenges
come at us from all sides.
We know that under pressure,
our faith-life is forced into the open
And shows its true colors.
So don’t try to get out of
Let it do its work so we become
mature and well-developed,
not deficient in any way.
Perseverance is developed
During the process,
we begin to have joy
as we let go of things.
The cause of inner dejection is
we’re afraid of what might happen
we’re disappointed by what happen
But perseverance through the
struggle changes our whole
way of seeing things.
As we persevere we let go of
the baggage we carry.
Our burdens sometimes need to
be almost ripped from our hands,
But it’s the release that brings joy
Releasing in Faith reveals all
the things acting as barriers
between God and ourselves.
As strange as the process sounds
As much as we internally wince at
this principle of God’s use of trials
and pressurized tests.
Persistent prayerful trust in
the pressure of trials of our faith
is our passage to spiritual growth