When All Else Fails

Jun 10, 2015

Life’s trials can bear down with excruciating pressure and pain.

I’ve experienced it lately. Have you?

One thing after another gone wrong.

   Things beyond my ability to control.

Trapped under a load of the unusual. Pinned with no way to move.

Strength depleted. Energies exhausted.

When these times in life come

    and unfortunately they do come

 my mind wanders back and I remember.

The times that He came to my rescue.

Those times that the Lord increased my strength

   and brought me through.

Through it all I’ve come to know the One

   Who makes all things to work together for our good and His glory.

How can it be possibly be?

I don’t claim to understand it but I’ve seen it to be true.

The unpleasant difficulty of today

  the troublesome diagnosis

  the bill that threatens your financial stability

   the relationship gone wrong

 He knows all about it.

And the Lord has promised to use it

   yes, even that

  for our good and his glory.

Amazing isn’t it?!

Like a beautiful symphony He writes the score

   with discordant notes

   and minor keys

  and then suddenly the music bursts forth with strong chords

    of jubilation and resounding praise. The contrast leaving you breathless.

How can it be?

I do not know but I have experienced it again and again.

Oftentimes while walking through a storm I have remembered these words

  “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” John 13:7 NLT

 Then gradually the storm passes on and I wonder.

There is more to this life than what I can see and understand.

But this I know. His Faithfulness is sure. His Love everlasting.

Never doubt, He whispers. Lean on Me.

And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose, (Rom 8:28)

 George Mueller said it well.

   “In one thousand trials it is not five hundred of them that work for the believer’s good, but nine hundred and ninety-nine of them, and one beside.
Are you weary today?

Discouraged and ready to give up?spring 2015-5

Hold on, my friend. It’s always the darkest before the light.

Our God is Faithful and true.

He will surely bring you through.

You can trust Him when all else fails.








  1. Mary Sayler

    Thanks, Sharon. Great timing for this post! Members of our Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook seem to be addressing courage and en-courage-ment today, so your encouraging word will be highlighted on the Christian Poets & Writers blog too – https://www.christianpoetsandwriters.com. God bless.

    • SharonBrani

      Thanks, Mary. I’m glad that this post meets a need and that you highlighted it. A privilege!

  2. Kady

    Sharon, do you mind sharing this with our ladies group?

    • SharonBrani

      I just shared it, Kady. Blessings always.

  3. Jeannie Pallett

    You have expressed in such a beautiful poetic way just what has been on my heart – thanks for listening and writing, my heart has been blessed by your words, Sharon. Thank you! He has been speaking to me about trusting in Him with a whole heart and leaning not on my own understanding but simply trust the Lord my God.

    • SharonBrani

      Jeannie, I’m so glad that you’ve been encouraged today. You can trust Him one hundred percent – all the time. My heart goes out to you. Please know that I am praying for you.


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