In affliction, I grew close to God,
In affliction, Did I find solace in the Cross,
In affliction, Did my face shine bright with Christ’s light.
In affliction, I shed a many tears,
In affliction, I found my hidden fears.
In affliction, I walked the lonely road,
In affliction, Goodbye to the world I bode.
For no fair weather made a strong sailor,
And no fair life, made a strong Christian.
I look back on affliction like an old friend,
Smiling now with wisdom from beyond,
For in my deepest affliction,
Was I closest to my Saviour.
Song: Scars by I Am They
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
Psalm 119:71 NIV