Thursday, January 21, 2010

Behind a Frowning Providence

William Cowper wrote God Moves in Mysterious Ways. As anyone suffers or grieves questions always loom in one's mind often with few answers. Despite the knowledge of why, everyone can rest in the confidence of God, His goodness, His mercy & His love for us. I cannot explain the problem of evil nor can anyone who does or does not believe in God. What I can do is trust in the loving, mighty God who has promised that nothing can separate His children from His love. These words echo God's promises. May you be encouraged with this song.

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.