Thursday, April 29, 2010

hmm. interesting. the video above ... these words came to me as i was still feeling upset with God. "God moves in a mysterious way."

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall 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.

His 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.

Yah. This song is also very meaningful, because of the background of the writer who wrote this. William Cowper (1731–1800). He often struggled with doubt and depression, and even went insane for a while. But God really protected him, even when he tried to end his own life. And in the midst of his depression, he looked up to God and wrote this song as a song of faith. And now he sings with the angels and saints around the throne.

Far from dishonouring God... his weakness only served to bring more glory to God and add beauty and power and depth to his song. And now this song is being sung by God-alone-knows how many saints in the past two centuries.

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