Eugene Leonard Jr., a pastor from Alabama, is going through a hard moment in his life right now. His 10-year-old-daughter died in a crash last Friday.
But even in this painful moment, he decided to praise the Lord declaring “I Won’t Complain”
The Bible says: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
In the midst of this time of trial, where his faith is being tested, Leonard Jr decided to boldly believe the word of His good heavenly Father.
The pastor shared on social media the following:
“Romans 8:28 (TPT). So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose. My Heartbeat is now My Angel!”
“My humanity wants to be mad at God and question God. Do I understand it? No!!! Does it hurt??? It hurts like HELL! However, God allowed me to borrow an angel for 10 years. I spent 10 years with a beautiful, smart, energetic, God-loving princess that God even gave us the privilege of naming Ramiah Elizabeth Leonard. He gave me a privilege that some never even get to obtain in their lifetime. If I don’t question God when He blesses me as to why He blesses me; then I should not have the audacity to question Him when He takes something that belonged to Him anyway,” he continued in another post.
“I’m not trying to be spiritual but I want to help someone who might go through some type of loss. I can’t just bless God at all times as long as it’s a blessing. My daughters shift wasn’t a curse but a blessing for her. And, for that I STILL WILL BLESS GOD AT ALL TIMES; and HIS PRAISE SHALL CONTINUALLY BE IN MY MOUTH.”
Leonard Jr., who is the senior pastor at the Life Center Church in Anniston, appeared at his pulpit to give the sermon to his congregation on Sunday. He told his church members that “he was drawing strength from God in his tragedy”.
“I believe that the Lord has everything under control. I’m strong not because I’m strong, I’m strong because I’ve become weak. The Bible says I find strength when I’m weak, then is He strong. So if you wanna know how I’m making it it’s because I became weak so that God can be strong in me,” he said.
He then dived into his rendition of “I Won’t Complain” after preparing the church for a message from I Peter 5.
“I’ve had some good days. I’ve had some hills to climb. I’ve had some weary days and some sleepless nights. But when I look around and I think things over, all of my good days outweigh my bad days and I won’t complain,” he sang.