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Wisdom of Trusting God Through Trial

Our Daily Bread, January 3, 1995

Mary Kimbrough composed this poem based in Job 13:15, which underscores the wisdom of trusting God through trial:

"Though He slay me, I will trust Him,"Said the sainted Job of old;"Though He try me in the furnace,I shall then come forth as gold.

"Though the &ls;worms of deep affliction' Cause this body to decay,In my flesh I shall behold Him &md;My Redeemer&md;some glad day."

"Though He slay me"&md;can I say itWhen I feel the searing fire,When my fondest dreams lie shattered &md;Gone my hope and fond desire?

"Though He slay me, I will trust Him,"For He knows just how to mold,How to melt and shape my spirit &md;I shall then come forth as gold!