Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This poem was in my devotional book on November 24, 2007 (the day before Anna died.)

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 they 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 couldest 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"--of 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 soul shall stand,
That, "unoffended," trusted Him
Who all life's pathway planned.

(Freda Hanbury Allen)


Liz said...

I've been thinking about you today, Marlo. Love ya, sweet friend. Praying for you tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this poem, Marlo. I know others for whom it will be a comfort. I am saving it. Do you have a title for it? I hope today has been more happy than sad.

Betty Jean I.

Pamela said...

Marlo, Thank you for passing this poem along during your darkest hours. Since you posted it the first time, I have shared this poem with a number of friends as they, too, have faced difficult times. I have also passed along other verses and thoughts you have posted - they have been a comfort to others. I love you.

Jean Weaver said...

Thanks for posting Pressing On. I read it this morning in Spring in the Valley. I too am dealing with beloved husband is fading fast. Came home to our empty home.With days he is no longer the man I married and love. I cannot imagine life here all alone without him. Thanks again for posting. I know the Lord has a plan for me, but am still waiting and listening. Jean