March 1, 2013

My Crooked Path


Often God seems to place His children in positions of profound difficulty, leading them into a wedge from which there is no escape; contriving a situation which no human judgment would have permitted, had it been previously consulted.  The very cloud conducts them thither.  You may be thus involved at this very hour.
 
It does seem perplexing and very serious to that degree, but it is perfectly right.  The issue will more than justify Him who has brought you hither.  It is a platform for the display of His almighty grace and power.
 
He will not only deliver you; but in doing so, He will give you a lesson that you will never forget, and to which, in many a psalm and song, in having done just as He has.
 

We may wait till He explains,
Because we know that Jesus reigns.
 
It puzzles me; but, Lord, Thou understandest,
And wilt one day explain this crooked thing.
Meanwhile, I know that it has worked out Thy best--
Its very crookedness taught me to cling.
 
Thou has fenced up my ways, made my paths crooked,
To keep my wand'ring eyes fixed on Thee,
To make me what I was not, humble, patient;
To draw my heart from earthly love to Thee.
 
So I will thank and praise Thee for this puzzle,
And trust where I cannot understand.
Rejoicing Thou dost hold me worth such testing,
I cling the closer to Thy guiding hand.
 
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Perfect words to read today.
All taken from March 1st devotion, Streams in the Desert. I couldn't not share. I know I'm not the only one that needed these words today.
Have a great weekend, loves.
 
xo,
{alicia}

11 comments:

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I NEEDED THEM!!! I'm waving my arms wildly... me!! me!! :)

Fenced up my ways... made my paths crooked to keep my wand'ring eyes fixed on Thee... pure sweet truth.

Thanks for the encouragement sweetie. in this thing together!! praying big miracles.

Mandy said...

beautiful girly. facing some of my own challenges, and awakenings. the music of Rhett Walker band has been wonderful for me. not sure if they're your cup of tea, but listen to Brother for me. also, Needtobreathe's song Garden. just do it <3

Mandy said...

okay, i feel silly. although Brother is my fav by them, the song by Rhett Walker band i menat to recommend for you is All I Need.

Darcy said...

Beautifully written. Thank you for sharing!

...so I will thank and praise Thee for this puzzle.

LOVE!

xo

Farmgirl Paints said...

yes! yes! yes!

Kate@StillRoomToGrow said...

LOVE these words of encouragement, I totally thought it was all written by you until the end, I was like, dang, this girl IS GOOD! Thanks for sharing!Have a great day.

Mary said...

i read this this morning, too.
so, SO good.
the part about not permitting a situation having been previously consulted got me. how true!
how often would we choose the path of the the unknown...to be in the dark so to speak.
but God, His light shines so much brighter then, and we realize that His path is the best one to be on!
waiting for your psalms and song, dear friend!

xoxo

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

this is so good and true. i love to see Him make the crooked straight. it's truly marvelous.

and i love the green header. fun.

Between You and Me said...

this is the truth that i realized when sorting through something i endured as a child....

he knows what it takes to turn our eyes toward him...he knows what it will be in our lives that will bring him glory and show us his amazing grace.

nothing comes to us that is not filtered through his loving hands. it sounds so cliche when you are in the middle of something hard or tragic...but it's so true.

he turns our wandering hearts to him in these times.

C Stelter said...

So well said.

Flor said...

YES! I love this.
i seriously really need to get that devotional.

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