Monday, 23 April 2012

With God things don’t just happen

2012 apr southampton 017 

She got to her feet slowly,

Hands reaching out to support,

Faces turned in respect and anticipation

Sensible shoes, hand knitted cardi,

I see a Proverbs 31 woman,

her husband, from the front of the church has full confidence in her

her children, safely grown, call her blessed.

As I wait for her to speak, I know, she will choose

words of contentment and thanks for faithful provision.

She speaks

I don’t like change,

And God has brought many changes into my life

And I am still learning to trust in him.

She sits. We sing the hymn she chose.

I used to like change, choose change,

I was the changer, in control, making my choices.

Then things happened. God brought changes into my life that

I didn’t want, didn’t understand why.

Painful changes, requiring sacrifice of my choices, my goals.

So hard to trust in God’s plan when you don’t like it, don’t want it.

This is what we sang. I wept. With God things don’t just happen. I’m holding onto that.

This is her favourite hymn, it could be mine now.

I do not know what lies ahead,
the way I cannot see;
yet One stands near to be my guide,
He’ll show the way to me:

I know who holds the future,
and He’ll guide me with His hand;
with God things don’t just happen,
everything by Him is planned.
So as I face tomorrow,
with its problems large and small,
I’ll trust the God of miracles,
give to Him my all.

I do not know how many days
of life are mine to spend;
but One who knows and cares for me
will keep me to the end:

I do not know the course ahead,
what joys and griefs are there;
but One is near who fully knows,
I’ll trust His loving care:

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future Jeremiah 29:11
I made a printable! I loved some of the ones I saw on Pinterest so I had a go. I’m pleased with my first attempt…
josh poster
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