An Encouraging Poem

30 Nov

My mom found this poem in one of her devotionals and shared it with me. My heart was blessed, touched, and encouraged. Hopefully, you will be too!

The love of God, a perfect plan,
Is planning now for thee.
It holds a “future and a hope”,
Which yet thou canst not see.Though for a season, in the dark,
He asks thy perfect trust,
E’en that thou in surrender “lay
Thy treasure in the dust,”

Yet He is planning all the while,
Unerringly He guides
The life of him, Who holds his will
More dear than all besides.

Trust were not trust, if thou couldst see,
The ending of the way,
Nor couldst thou learn His songs by night,
Were life one radiant day.

Amid the shadows here he works
The plan designed above,
“A future and a hope” for thee
In His exceeding love.

“A future-abiding fruit,
With loving kindness crowned,
“A hope”- which shall thine own transcend,
As Heaven the earth around.

Though veiled as yet, one day thine eyes
shall see His plan unfold,
And clouds that darkened once the path
Shall shine with Heaven’s gold.

Enriched to all eternity
The steadfast should shall stand,
That “unoffended”, trusted Him
Who all life’s pathway planned.

I have an heritage of bliss,
Which yet I may not see;
The Hand that bled to make it mine,
Is keeping it for me.

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11 Responses to “An Encouraging Poem”

  1. Under Southern Skies November 30, 2007 at 7:17 pm #

    I love poems like this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. elianna November 30, 2007 at 8:52 pm #

    Wonderful poem! and I really like the new wintery design! 🙂

  3. Amber November 30, 2007 at 9:34 pm #

    Wow! That is lovely and ever so encouraging. Thanks for sharing that!

  4. Heather December 1, 2007 at 6:18 pm #

    What encouraging truth for all of life’s situations! Thank you for sharing this.

    It was wonderful to fellowship with you today. I love the new blog design and profile photo!

    Blessings!

  5. Jennifer December 2, 2007 at 6:35 pm #

    That poem is beautiful!

  6. Spiess December 2, 2007 at 11:39 pm #

    Love your blog and the heading for your page is amazing. Keep looking up

  7. A HEART OF PRAISE December 3, 2007 at 3:48 am #

    What a beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  8. Robin December 3, 2007 at 2:32 pm #

    I was very blessed by this poem…thank you, my dear! 🙂 It was just what I needed to read this morning!

  9. Cattlemans Daughter December 3, 2007 at 5:11 pm #

    Thank you! Perfect timing!!!

  10. Jacqueline December 3, 2007 at 10:01 pm #

    I love poems, and this one was especially beautiful.

  11. ~Bryant December 3, 2007 at 11:27 pm #

    “The Hand that bled to make it mine…”
    I love that part! Thank you for sharing this poem!

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