The song seemed especially powerful to me yesterday when I listened to it because I was right in the middle of my biggest paper of the semester. This is the last week of class, and three papers came due all in the same week. I worked last week and over the weekend, but I still had keep working into this week. I finished one Monday and another last night. I still have to do another tonight and tomorrow. . . It's basically endless. And at the same time, I am fighting to keep my blood sugar down and I can't help feeling overloaded.
This song is a good reminder that trials bring perspective to our lives. I have learned compassion through my diabetes in so many ways. I understand what's it's like to be sick for a long period of time and what it's like to be judged unfairly by others. I also understand better now than ever that God loves me and watches over me. I don't think I would know all these things if I had never had trials. They can truly magnify you in ways you would never imagine.