Never doubt that God is in control. There are times especially looking at world events we think God has forgotten about us, however, God is in control and He has a plan. Let these poems encourage and remind
you that God is with each one of us and He is in control!
I said, "I'll walk this road alone, my plans are all arrayed; I don't need interference, I will not be dismayed. I have the gift of knowledge, I have a brilliant mind; My talents are fulfilling through which much joy I find." My well-established pattern creates my life of ease, A lifestyle lived in comfort, to do the things I please.
Then there's this sudden challenge - my health seems to give way, My concentration's weakened, I wonder, "Will this stay?" Oh, surely, I'll get better, I'm never sick for long, It's my great constitution; I've always been real strong. Yet, this is quite consuming, there seems no end in sight; I've followed doctor's orders, but things just are not right.
I'm alone, I think a lot - it's all that I can do, There must be a solution for what I'm going through. Then one day in the stillness, a small voice comes to me, "I must get your attention, it's time that you should see. The life that you've created will some day end in grief, The pattern you have followed can never bring relief.
Your problems will be constant, no comfort can be found; Your life has been established on very shaky ground. I'm offering a solution - let God direct your way, He's patiently been waiting; He longs to hear you say: 'Oh God, You are my Shepherd, I leave You in control; I've messed things up quite badly, I've never reached my goal.
But God, with Your permission, I'd like to join Your team, And have You as my Pilot to ferry me upstream. I realize my error, I've tried to swim alone,
But God, please be my Lifeguard and bring me safely home.
God's Way Is Best
Poet: C. W. Naylor
God's way is best; if human wisdom
A fairer way may seem to show,
'Tis only that our earth-dimmed vision
The truth can never clearly know.
Had I the choosing of my pathway,
In blindness I should go astray,
And wander far away in darkness,
Nor reach that land of endless day.
He leadeth true; I will not question
Though through the valley I shall go,
Though I should pass through clouds of trial,
And drink the cup of human woe.
God's way is best; heart, cease thy struggling
To see and know and understand;
Forsake thy fears and doubts, but trusting,
Submit thyself into his hand.
God's way is best; I will not murmur,
Although the end I may not see;
Where'er he leads I'll meekly follow:
God's way is best, is best for me.
Thy way is best, so lead me onward;
My all I give to thy control;
Thy loving hand will truly guide me.
And safe to glory bring my soul.