2020 Praise Song | “Only Through Hardships and Trials Can You Truly Love God”

2020 Praise Song | “Only Through Hardships and Trials Can You Truly Love God”

Verse 1
How much do you love God today?
How much do you know of all He’s done in you?
Learn these things.
When God arrives on earth,
all He’s done in man and let him see
is so that man will love Him and truly know Him.
The fact that man is able
to suffer for God and come this far
is because of God’s love,
it’s because of His salvation.
It’s also because of the judgment
and the work of chastisement that He’s carried out in man.

Chorus
If you’re without His judgment, trials, and chastening,
and if God hasn’t made you go through suffering,
you do not truly love God.
The greater God’s work within man, and man’s suffering,
the more you’ll see how meaningful God’s work is,
and the more that man’s heart can love God.
How do you learn how to love God
without refinement and painful trials?
If God only gave man grace, love, and mercy,
could you really truly love God?

Verse 2
On the one hand, when God brings trials,
man comes to know his own deficiencies;
he sees that he is contemptible, insignificant, and lowly,
that he has nothing and is nothing.
On the other hand, when God brings these trials,
He makes environments for man
so that man is able to experience His loveliness.

Bridge
Though the pain is great, unbearable at times,
even to the point of crushing grief,
man sees how lovely God’s work is in him.
Only on this foundation is
there born in man true love for God.

Chorus
If you’re without His judgment, trials, and chastening,
and if God hasn’t made you go through suffering,
you do not truly love God.
The greater God’s work within man, and man’s suffering,
the more you’ll see how meaningful God’s work is,
and the more that man’s heart can love God.
How do you learn how to love God
without refinement and painful trials?
If God only gave man grace, love, and mercy,
could you really truly love God?

from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs

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