Life, Love, Pain, and Triumph: How My Faith Was Fortified Through New Beginnings
The saying is true: When God says that He will give you back better than what you lost, believe Him.
Below is my testimony of how the power of Faith turned tears into triumph for me in 2021.
Oh Lord, I was lost and broken
As I struggled through darkness
Searching for the light
You loved me
Like Your one and only*
Oh, Lord… oh, Lord
I gave it all to You.
Even though my friends and family turned their back on me
And talked badly about me
And even ridiculed me
Lord, You were there
And You took me in Your arms
You showed me that You care
And You never let go.*
You gave me hope for tomorrow
You took away ALL of my sorrow*
You gave me Life
A Brand New life
That I never could have imagined.
And I love you from the bottom of
My heart, my mind, and my soul
My heart, my mind, and my soul*
Through Your unwavering grace and mercy
Grace and mercy that I don’t even deserve, You have shown me
That all of my heartache
All of my pain
All of my trials and tribulations
Were not in vain
For now, every single tear that I have sown through many years
I now reap in abounding joy.
You made me a living testimony
And for these things, I am beyond grateful.
Oh, Lord – thank you for answering my prayer.
*Contains portions of the song, Heart Mind & Soul written, produced, and recorded by El Debarge, Chico Debarge, and Etterline (Mama) Debarge. I do not own the rights to the lyrics – no copyright infringement intended.