I remember a song that I sang as a teenager. Even though I loved that song, I didn’t really understand what it meant.
The song, Through it All, was written by André Crouch, and it spoke of trials endured and storms survived. I didn’t fully understand because I had not yet faced my greatest trials or storms. They were still in my future.
But now, I have been that stay-at-home mom whose husband arrives home at midday having been laid off from his job due to a reduction in work force. I have been that mother sitting in a dark hospital room beside a seriously ill child. I have been that wife sitting in a hospital waiting on word about her husband having heart problems. I have been that daughter living through months and years of caring for an aging parent. I have been that sibling at the graveside of a sister and a brother. I have been that daughter making funeral arrangements for parents. I have been that employee caught between dueling viewpoints. I have wept and prayed over struggling loved ones. I have wrestled with my fears when I could not see the light or figure out God’s plan.
I have lived through storms, and struggled up hills, and fought my way through the fog of difficult decisions, and I have found
God IS faithful!
God makes a way when there seems to be no way!
God IS a very present help in trouble, no matter what that trouble is!
God can and will carry me!
His Word is true from cover to cover, and it has what I need!
Through it all, I have learned to trust Him. Hum along with me as you read the words.
Through it All “I’ve had many tears and sorrows, I’ve had questions for tomorrow, there’ve been times I didn’t know right from wrong. But in every situation, God gave blessed consolation, that my trials come to only make me strong. I’ve been to lots of places, I’ve seen a lot of faces, there’ve been times I felt so all alone. But in my lonely hours, yes, those precious lonely hours, Jesus lets me know that I was His own I thank God for the mountains, and I thank Him for the valleys, I thank Him for the storms He brought me through. For if I’d never had a problem, I wouldn’t know God could solve them, I’d never know what faith in God could do. Through it all, through it all, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus, I’ve learned to trust in God. Through it all, through it all, I’ve learned to depend upon His Word.” --André Crouch
Isaiah 43:1….Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. 2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. 3 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Savior:
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