6-Week Series: Against All Odds

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He will not always bring your storms to an end. Just like Isaiah said in our Old Testament Lesson you will have to pass through waters and walk through fire. He will be with you as you pass through the waters and as you walk through the fire. The flames may singe your skin, but they will not consume you, for He provides your strength “Through It All.” Andrae Crouch’s song by that title always has kept me going with my eyes fixed on Jesus no matter how tough the situation may become.

I’ve had many tears and sorrows,

I’ve had questions for tomorrow,

There’ve been times I didn’t know right from wrong;

But in every situation

God gave blessed consolation

That my trials come to only make me strong.

I’ve been to lots of places,

Ad I’ve a lot of faces,

There’ve been times I felt so all alone;

But in my lonely hours,

Yes, those precious lonely hours,

Jesus let me know that I was His own.

I thank God for the mountains,

And I thank Him for the valleys,

I thank Him for the storms He brought me through;

For if I’d never had a problem

I wouldn’t know that He could solve them,

I’d never know what faith in God could do.

Through it all,

Through it all,

I’ve learned to trust in Jesus,

I’ve learned to trust in God;

Through it all,

Through it all,

I’ve learned to depend upon His Word.

[SOURCE: Andrae Crouch, “Through It All” (Valencia, California: Mann Music, Inc., 1971]

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