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By The Test, In The Trial – 1 Corinthians 10:13

By The Test, In The Trial – 1 Corinthians 10:13

We’re made stronger by the test
Become who we are within the trial
He who made the stars
Is with us through it all
We’re not tested beyond our limit
Yet we’re tested to find it all
All we hold inside ourselves
The strength of the faith in our Lord
Though fear may grip the soul
As we face the giants ahead
Still the strength of the Lord is with us
With us through it all

1 Corinthians 10:13

1 Corinthians 10:13

Tested (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Tested (1 Corinthians 10:13)

I have been tested
Thrown deep into the fire
I felt the heat rise
Yet He never left my side
Together we walked from the flames
Into the freedom beyond

I was washed away by the flood
As the tide charged down my path
For a while I slipped beneath the waves
Yet He was always there at my side
Together we walked upon the waters
Onto the golden shores beyond

1 Corinthians 10:13

1 Corinthians 10:13

Year After Year

Year After Year (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Here I face a new month
As another year
Gradually draws to an end
Tired and worn
Yet on I walk
Can I close my eyes
To what I fear will come
Do I turn and cower
Or run to old shadows
I’ve been here before
Year after year
The tests, the trial
The lonely hours
Still He was with me before
He is with me still now
I beat them all before
While He was by my side
So I will beat them all again
For He is by my side now
I will not be beaten
I will not be broken
I will not fall
It may by hard
The pain may come
But a new year will dawn
And there I will run
As the new sun rises
Renewed by His strength
Rebuilt by His love
This is not the end
Just a step upon this journey

1 Corinthians 10:13

1 Corinthians 10:13

Return Of The Festive Tests

So starts the festive period in earnest and with it again the tests, I am ready for it?  Well, the simple answer is no, actually I really feel like I could sleep through it all, I really can’t get myself into anything like the Christmas mood.

This week I’ve had a mild return of some of the side effects from my medication, on Tuesday I started my second batch of medication, although they are the same tablets, they were from a different manufacturer, since then I’ve had more jittery feelings and a return to the sick feelings throughout the day, I may add they’re not as bad as before, but still enough to just put me off my stride a little bit.

It also looks like I won’t get paid from the Architects before Christmas, that’s almost four months of extra work I’m owed now, which means I have just enough for the bills at the moment and that’s about it.  It looks like it will be sometime mid January before I see anything, probably all dependant on the Judge’s findings in the court case I was involved in.  It puts a dampener on things, but there’s not a lot I can do about it now, I’ll just have to make the best of it for the kids anyway.

This Saturday is our work’s Christmas meal, which I really don’t want to go to, I’m going for the meal in town (which incidentally is in a restaurant I partially designed a few years ago), but after that I’m going home.  It’s bad enough sat there at the table watching everyone else drink, but being dragged around the pubs in town, which I didn’t enjoy even when I did drink, is not definitely not something that really appeals to me.  If I could get out of going I would, but having said that I managed to get through it last year, so hopefully I can get through it this year too.

I know there are still a few days to come before Christmas and things may change in that time, but at the moment I really am not looking forward to this Christmas, if I could sleep through it I would at the moment.  As always at this time of year there will be definite tests to my sobriety, but I am fully determined to keep this journey moving forward and counting those days.

I guess I will just keep praying and keep reminding myself of the following verse:

1 Corinthians 10:13

1 Corinthians 10:13

No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it.  1 Corinthians 10:13

I believe a new song is coming
A song that’s never been heard
I believe a new song is coming
And this sound is gonna shake the Earth

Prepare the way of the Lord
His king is coming to reign
Prepare the way of the Lord
In the name of Jesus be saved

I believe the streets will sing salvation
They will sing of the new joy they’ve found
I believe the streets will sing salvation
Because the revival is coming to this town

Prepare the way of the Lord
His king is coming to reign
Prepare the way of the Lord
In the of Jesus be saved

I can hear them singing in the church now
I can hear them singing in the streets now
Everybody is being set free
Coming out of the dark and into the light now

Worshipping Warriors Arise

This is the new sound coming from the underground