We must lose in order to gain,
Some lessons are learned best only through pain.
Sometimes our vision clears,
Only after our eyes are washed with tears.
Sometimes we have to be broken so we can be tender,
Sick, so we can rest and think better on things
more important than work or fun,
Trip near death so we can assess how we've run.
Sometimes we have to suffer lack so we can know God's provisions,
feel another's pain so we can have a sense of mission.
So take heart my friend if you don't understand today,
Instead of grumbling, ask God what he means to say.
In order to learn, you must endure,
And learn to see the bigger picture.
In order to grow, you must stand,
Look beyond the hurt, to God's loving hands
That takes what is good and gives what is best,
And on this blessed thought rest.
As your anxious heart with questions
wait, God's hand only gives what his loving