The Brightness of Heaven’s Pure Gold

In the course of your life, may you never lose sight

  of God and his magnificent power.

For God is worthy of trust…and able to reveal

  His strength unto you every hour.

When you need the wisdom and knowledge to grow

  God will send you situations unknown.

But you will learn to cry out for what only He gives

  and then later see how much you’ve grown.

There may be seasons you just don’t understand

  where the pain seems more than you can bear.

But God will reclaim that brokenness for His ultimate glory

  proving the purpose & plan that was there.

You may endure losses…much more than your “share”

  or what you ever would have dreamed at the start.

Yet those heartaches are the instrument mysteriously used

  to etch the peace of God on your heart.

You may struggle uphill in ways people don’t see

  as you seek God through financial strife.

But later on, you will be the one voice in a crowd

  to praise God for the basics of life.

You may walk through hard trials and difficult chapters

  where others can’t comfort or relate

But you’ll hear the precious voice of Almighty God

  and you can handle the stress on your plate.

For there isn’t a time in the course of your life

  when God loses the power to hold.

And it’s the shattered, broken vessels of the Lord Jesus Christ

  who shine the brightness of heaven’s pure gold.

© Sheila Gosney

Have you not known?
     Have you not heard?
     The everlasting God, the LORD,
     The Creator of the ends of the earth,
     Neither faints nor is weary.
     His understanding is unsearchable.
     He gives power to the weak,
     And to those who have no might He increases strength.
     Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
     And the young men shall utterly fall,
      But those who wait on the LORD
     Shall renew their strength;
     They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
     They shall run and not be weary,
     They shall walk and not faint.       Isaiah 40:28-31