When first embarking on the journey we call life,
Adversity seemed the source of never ending strife.
You cause my feet to stumble, you pointed out my shame.
You slipped through my defenses, and poked at all my pain.
I finally caught on and turned the table on your games.
Your tricks no longer hinder me, I count them all as gain.
The wind that used to whip my face is now beneath my wings.
That storm that used to steal my joy, is the rain in which I sing.
Your opposing forces only helped to build my strength,
Your steadfast pursuit helped me to walk and not grow faint.
Where once all your Resistance only seemed to pull me back,
The sling’s been shot and now I see, that I’m on the attack.
Where once I was afflicted and bogged down in misery,
Now I am the warrior that I am called me to be.
Thanks for all your help. You have taught me how to win.
Now I see adversity truly was my friend.