But time passes, the healing does come, and I find myself grateful for the trials in my life. They are the things that have made me strong. They are the things that have given me faith and hope and courage to press on. I find that whenever God has allowed a trial in my life, there always follows blessings. There has always been something that I needed to know. It might be moments, days or even years later, but I have discovered that He always gives me a gift along with the test.
It is not always something that I think I want or need (as a matter of fact, I often wish it wasn't there!) but there comes a time when I am grateful for the experience. I know, that if I could go back now and not have those hard things in my life, I would not change them. Because every single one of them have helped me in some way.
He has the ability to truly HEAL our hearts if we will just let Him. He can help us find strength and gratitude for the blessings and the trials. Sometimes, trusting Him and His timing are the hardest things we will ever do. I know, He will never let us down. He will stretch us, and make us grow in ways we might not want, but when all is said and done, we will always be the better for it.
I know that I am.
I am content to be a message,
A testimony, a triumph, and a victory.
And I am content to be His.