Faith by Trial


There is no way of learning faith except by trial. It is God’s school of faith, and it is far better for us to learn to trust God than to enjoy life. The lesson of faith is necessary if we are going to grow in our walk with the Lord.

Why must I weep when others sing?   To test the deeps of suffering.

Why must I work while others rest?  To spend my strength at God’s request.

Why must I lose while others gain?  To understand defeats sharp pain.

Why must this lot of life be mine?  When that which fairer seems is thine?

Because He knows what plans for me shall teach me to trust in Thee.

From:  Streams in the Desert