My Journey to Joy

March 14, 2012

Disappointment- His Appointment

Filed under: Shared Findings — aunthoddy @ 5:00 AM
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“Disappointment — His Appointment”
Change one letter, then I see
That the thwarting of my purpose
Is God’s better choice for me.
His appointment must be blessing,
Tho’ it may come in disguise,
For the end from the beginning
Open to His wisdom lies.

“Disappointment — His Appointment”
Whose? The Lord, who loves me best,
Understands and knows me fully,
Who my faith and love would test;
For, like loving earthly parent,
He rejoices when He knows
That His child accepts, UNQUESTIONED,
All that from His wisdom flows.

“Disappointment — His Appointment”
“No good thing will He withhold,”
From denials oft we gather
Treasures of His love untold,
Well He knows each broken purpose
Leads to fuller, deeper trust,
And the end of all His dealings
Proves our God is wise and just.

“Disappointment — His Appointment”
Lord, I take it, then, as such.
Like the clay in hands of potter,
Yielding wholly to Thy touch.
All my life’s plan in Thy moulding,
Not one single choice be mine;
Let me answer, unrepining —
“Father, not my will, but Thine.”

Edith Lillian Young

Job 23:14 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me:
and many such things are with him.

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December 17, 2011

Filed under: Notable Quotables — aunthoddy @ 5:00 AM
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“We must trust God. We must trust not only that he does what is best, but that he knows what is ahead.” Max Lucado

July 2, 2011

C.S. Lewis on Pain

Filed under: Notable Quotables — aunthoddy @ 8:00 PM
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We’re not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be

~C.S. Lewis

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