Monday, January 9, 2012

Messy Monday - No Mistakes

God Makes No Mistakes
A.M. Overton

My Father's way may twist and turn,
My heart may throb and ache,
But in my soul I'm glad I know,
He maketh no mistake.

My cherished plans may go astray,
My hopes may fade away,
But still I trust my Lord to lead,
For He doth know the way.

Tho night be dark and it may seem
That day will never break,
I'll pin my faith, my all in Him,
He maketh no mistakes.

There's so much I cannot see,
My eysight far too dim,
But come what may, I'll simply trust
And leave it all to Him.

For bye and bye the mist will lift, 
And plain it all He'll make,
Though all the way, tho'dark to me,
He maketh not one mistake!

I came across this poem while reading Karol Ladd's book, "Positive Principals for Creating Calm and Peace."  It really opened my eyes.  The past year was brutal both mentally and spiritually.  I questioned everything God gave us.  Why me? Why us?  I have been reading this past week about everyone's recollection of 2011 and sounds like it was a struggle for most people.  Why them?  Why now?

In focusing of this year's word "Contentment" I have already been trying to focus on Him and leaning on him to provide for me a safe place.  However, when I don't immediately see those times, I will continue to focus on God.  Trusting Him to get me through it.  I can't expect everything to always be rosy, but I can expect Him to be there with me until those mists lift, because He never makes any mistakes.


Jedidja said...

I like this poem. Very nice, straight from the heart.

I have faith in God that he will take your hand, if you have hard times again this year. He is so graceful. Even when we are despondent or angry, He knows the way to our hearts to encourage us.
You have such a fine focus-word chosen for this year.

Fijne maandag/nice monday! Here the children are to school now! (8:35)

Andrea said...

Amen and amen.

Rossy said...

Well put together words, you have made my faith become much and much stronger. Such an inspiring poem.

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Donnetta said...

He is so worthy of our trust! He is faithful... not something He does, but rather something He is. It's just part of who He is!

Keep focused!!

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