|In The Furnace Of Affliction|
“Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.” Isaiah 48:10 NKJV
|In the furnace of affliction
It is God who tests the ore.
Gentle is the hand that leads us
Till we reach the other shore.
In the furnace God does train us
Knowing we can stand the test.
Burns the dross and all that hinders
Gives to us His very best.
In the furnace does it please Him
Seeing us in constant pain?
Nay, through sorrow God is planning
Not our ill, but heavenly gain.
“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:6-7