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Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday From the Heart: His Appointment

I won't lie and say that when I found out on Wednesday that my ENT doctor wanted another biopsy of my thyroid I was not a little disappointed. I was a lot disappointed! Especially when I was dealing with the fatigue and pain of earlier in the week. I am pretty sure that if I didn't say it out loud, God heard my heart cry "what next?"

That is when I ran across this poem. I remember how I used to love reading and writing poetry. Why don't I do that anymore? This is one I have saved over the years for encouragement and it did settle my heart just a little bit to read the rhythmic verse. I hope that by sharing it, it will encourage you too.

"Disappointment - His Appointment",
change one letter, then I see
that the thwarting of my purpose 
is God's better choice for me.
His appointment must be blessing
though it may come in disguise;
for the end, from the beginning,
open to His vision lies.

"Disappointment - His Appointment"
Whose? The Lord who loves me best,
understands and knows me fully,
who my faith and love would test.
For like loving earthly parents
He rejoices when He knows
that His child accepts unquestioned
all that from His wisdom flows.

"Disappointment - His Appointment";
no good things will He withhold.
From denials oft we gather
treasures of His love untold.
Well He knows each broken purpose
leads to a fuller, deeper trust,
and the end of all His dealings
proves our God is wise and just.

"Disappointment - His Appointment";
Lord I take it then as such,
like clay in the hands of the potter
yielding wholly to His touch.
My life's plan is all His molding;
not one single choice be mine.
Let me answer unrepining,
"Father, not my will, but Thine."

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