Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.
“I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships, so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.”
Have you ever gone to bed hungry with a tear stained face?
When you were a kid did you face tragedy that time couldn’t erase?
Did your dad go away for three years without one phone call?
Did he leave your mom with no money to care for you all?
Did DHS come knocking on your door twice a week,
While your mom worked three jobs and couldn’t make ends meet?
Were you bullied everyday that you’d come home and cry
And at night you’d lay in bed asking God why?
Did your dad become an alcoholic who was never around,
Someone who left you to pick yourself up off the ground?
Did you grow up on welfare? Did you grow up poor?
Did you dream of having a bed instead of sleeping on the floor?
Were you taken advantage of at a party one night
While you were too drunk and scared to put up a strong fight?
Did your best friend and family turn their back on you
Leaving you alone and not knowing what to do?
Were your parents ever there to show you love
Or did you have to put all of your faith in the one above?
Have you made bad choices that you later regret
Wondering if God was done punishing you yet?
Through all of your trails have you ever felt God’s grace?
Have you felt his hands wipe away the tears on your face?
Did you ever feel him wrap his arms around you,
After that boy left you scared, abandoned and used?
Did you hear him calling your name at the finish line
As you picked yourself up that one last time?
Did you know that God tests you to build your strength
And that not every time life is as unfair as you think?
He gave you your test and you prevailed
And now you’ll always have a story to tell.
When the going gets rough try not to quit
God has a plan and he isn’t done just yet.
By: Ashley Pippin