10.26.2007

whatever my God ordains is right


Whatever my God ordains is right
In His love I am abiding
I will be still in all He does
And follow where He is guiding
He is my God, though dark my road
He holds me that I shall not fall
And so to Him I leave it all

Whatever my God ordains is right
He never will deceive me
He leads me by the proper path
I know He will not leave me
I take content, what He has sent
His hand can turn my griefs away
And patiently I wait His day

Whatever my God ordains is right
Here shall my stand be taken
Though sorrow, or need, or death be mine
Yet I am not forsaken
My Father's care, encircles me there
He holds me that I shall not fall
And so to Him I leave it all

Whatever my God ordains is right
Though now this cup I'm drinking
Bitter it seems to my faint heart
I take it all unshrinking
My God is true, each morn anew
Sweet comfort yet shall fill my heart
And pain and sorrow shall depart
{{original words by samuel rodigast 1676.
translated by catherine winkworth 1863.
alternate words by mark altrogge 2007
}}

this song has become very dear to me recently. I've found it helpful in my daily battles to keep the contentment, trust and surrendered-ness that God's worked in me. there is so much room for growth. in all of these areas {and more}. YET I am grateful that God allows to me to see what fruit He has already wrought. I am still more grateful for His sovereignty---which is the constant source of peace; which allows my heart to rest. no matter how long this season of waiting may be. nor how weary i may grow. He is always in control. His timing does not fail to be perfect.

9 comments:

beks said...

so encouraging. and convicting. so very good.
I am learning the difference between giving it to God with my mouth and my heart. I have so much grow in those areas.

me said...

good post dams very encouragingconvicting
basically what beks said.

i said...

I listened to that song in the car this morning. It is very fitting. Is it not the goodness of God to provide for every circumstance even down to a song for encouragement? When I look at the date it was originally written, I am struck with how timeless God is. Saints before us had the same need for providential care that we need. And they received it. That lifts my faith.

kristina said...

awesome damaris. super good.

karawarnock; said...

uber good.

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