Friday, March 4, 2011

God moves in a mysterious way

This song has been ministering to my soul for years now through various trials and heartaches. John Piper preached on this hymn in one of his sermons as well (sorry- can't remember which one now) and that really planted the truths even more deeply into my heart. If my heart could write a song in times like this, this would be it. Every single verse resonates so deeply and so significantly with my heart's journey with the Lord. This is what I long to believe to the core of who I am through every circumstance. I want to be able to say through and through "Yes God I know this is who you are and I trust you!"

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

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

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take
The clouds you so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings, in blessings
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

In His own time
In His own way...

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE THIS HYMN!! I didn't think anyone else knew about it! :) :) My favorite line, "Behind a frowning Providence, he hides a smiling face". Such faith. I heard that sermon from Piper on William Cowper and couldn't believe the life he lived but still trusted God and wrote these verses. Amazing.