Musical Encouragement #12- "God Moves"

The mysteries of God's will are hard to understand. Why does He do what He does when He chooses to do it? This week I was hoping to start a new schedule of morning devos. The day that was supposed to start I got sick, so the early schedule wass postponed until I was back to normal. Our family purposed to get out of debt, and then the same day a ginormous car bill gets dropped on us, setting us back a bit. I'm sure your life is filled with these "coincidental" moments which we know aren't really coincidental at all.

Each moment is planned from the Lord. "Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and bad come?" (Lam 3:38) After all, "the lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD" (Prov 16:33) and "Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord as commanded it?" (Lam. 3:37). There are dozens of other passages that speak of this great mystery of God's sovereign hand. In the end, we must all echo the words of this old hymn, "God moves in a mysterious way." I think the chorus sums up our response well as we read, "So God, we trust in You... when tears are great and comforts few, we hope in mercies ever new; we trust in You."

God Moves
words by William Cowper (1774) ~ additional words & music by Bob Kauflin

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform
He plants His footsteps in the sea and rides upon the storm
Deep in His dark and hidden mines with never-failing skill
He fashions all His bright designs and works His sovereign will

So God we trust in You, O God we trust in You
When tears are great and comforts few
We hope in mercies ever new, we trust in You

O fearful saints new courage take, the clouds that you now dread
Are filled with mercy and will break 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

God's 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

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