Thank you, God, for trouble, depression, pain and strife.
You’ve promised to be with us in all we face in life.
You temper us along the way, to make us perfect day by day.
At times it seems like waiting is the only thing to do.
Our prayers oft go unanswered, but that just isn’t true.
Our future you have crafted. We know your plans are great.
You pave the way to prosper us, you teach us how to wait.
Through waiting you grant patience to a heart that’s filled with pain.
You’ve conquered death. Eternal life is now our very gain.
Oh thank you, God for Jesus, on this day in every hour.
He takes away our hardship and turns it into power.