Bro. Tidwell was born December 14, 1959 and by the age of three his dad would stand him upon the altar to sing in church.
He's dad taught him and his siblings to sing harmony. He was just twelve years old when his family recorded their first album titled If God Walks with Me. He was playing the piano by the age of sixteen. He wrote his first song at the age of seventeen. He married his wife Vickie in 1978.
I personally first remember hearing this song in the first Apostolic Church I attended back in 1992 from the piano player there at the church. It meant so much to me then when I was facing so many trials I held to the knowledge that God was making them into blessings, and he still does today. Hopefully in the near future Bro. Tidwell will have time to share the inspiration or story behind this wonderful song still being sung in churches today, and one of my favorite to sing.
I found a website for Bro Terry Tidwell. Here is the weblink: http://theterrytidwellfamily.com/Pages/History.html
"God will make this trial a blessing"
I’ve just come into a valley one like I’ve never been before.
I keep searching for a way out seems like pad locks are on the doors.
Oh ther must be another sunrise another sunset that I’ll see.
God will make this trial a blessing that’s the love he has for me.
I was not the first one to come into this place.
You see every child of God this test you must face.
It is here that God will mold you and make you what you ought to be.
God will make this trial a blessing just be patient you will see.
Now I’m standing on a mountain lookin back I can see.
When I was in that lowest valley his strong hand was leading me.
Oh its good to see the sunshine and to taste sweet victory.
God has made this trial a blessing oh the grace he gives to me.
God will make this trial a blessing tho it sends me to my knees.
Tho my tears flow like a river yet in him there’s sweet relief.
There’s no need to get discouraged there’s no need to talk defeat.
God will make this trial a blessing and the whole wide world will see.