From the recording Bittersweet Suffering

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"Bittersweet Suffering" is a song that reflects on how our souls are often sweetened through the bitter taste of suffering. Beauty can often come in unexpected ways, and God will use our suffering to make us better, if we allow Him.

Lyrics

Bittersweet Suffering
by Kindra In Christ

Verse 1
An unlit candle doesn't shine
Its burning is the cost of light
That candle pays a heavy price
To give its light away
The same is true of me, I guess
My beauty's borne in brokenness
I've been transformed by tenderness
That's etched in me through pain
The bitter taste of suffering
Will lead the way to sweeter things
So thank You, Lord
For this bittersweet suffering

Chorus
Because it's in the bittersweet suffering
That the sting of bitterness and beauty meet
To arrange themselves in perfect harmony
So my soul becomes a sweeter symphony
O, yes, it's in the bittersweet suffering
That my bitter tears grow sweeter sympathy
Helping cleanse me from my selfish tendencies
With a sweeter soul that weeps when others weep
The bitter taste of suffering
Will lead the way to sweeter things
So thank You, Lord
For this bittersweet suffering

Verse 2
Before its fragrance can be used
To make the sweetest of perfumes
A rose's petals must be bruised
There is no other way
We'd often like to skip the part
Where we endure a broken heart
But that is where the journey starts
To share another's pain
The bitter taste of suffering
Will lead the way to sweeter things
So thank You, Lord
For this bittersweet suffering

Chorus
Because it's in the bittersweet suffering
That the sting of bitterness and beauty meet
To arrange themselves in perfect harmony
So my soul becomes a sweeter symphony
O, yes, it's in the bittersweet suffering
That my bitter tears grow sweeter sympathy
Helping cleanse me from my selfish tendencies
With a sweeter soul that weeps when others weep
The bitter taste of suffering
Will lead the way to sweeter things
So thank You, Lord
For this bittersweet suffering

Bridge
You know I'd never choose the bitter, Lord
I'd always choose the sweet
But in Your wisdom and Your love, You always
Choose what's best for me
So from salty tears to joyful laughter
From shattered dreams to happily ever after
Do what it takes to make me better
Through this bittersweet suffering

Final Chorus
Because it's in the bittersweet suffering
That the Man of Sorrows gave His life for me
He was crushed for all of my iniquities
He took my punishment and gave to me His peace
O yes, it's in the bittersweet suffering
His example sets a precedent for me
Because the sweetest gift we ever could receive
Arose from what appeared to be bitter defeat
The bitterness, Lord, of the cross
Brought the sweetest gift to us
So thank You, Lord
For Your bittersweet suffering