Learning In God's School

Why this pain, and sorrow, sadness—
Are we reaping what we’ve sown?
There is healing, light and gladness
When our failures we can own;
God in grace so loves to bless us,
Working for our good each thing—
Turning selfish acts to channels
Flowing blessings, hearts that sing.
It’s not always God’s displeasure—
Sometimes, just a training ground;
Lessons learned through thorns and trials
With His love and grace abound;
Sinners, prodigals and pilgrims
Learn through government with grace—
What a heart God has … who teaches
When we look into His face.