Thursday, February 26, 2009

Choices

I've been reflecting a lot recently about the choices we have. I am very grateful to God that He gave us free will. But so many times it gets me in trouble! Many of you know, I'm going through some challenges with me son. However, it has become clear to me that there is very little I can do, except to pray and to praise. Some things we have choices about, and some things we have to trust to the Lord. How thankful I am that we can depend on Him. I wrote a poem, and decided I would post it here. (Some time ago, someone suggested that I should post some of my poems, so here is my most recent one).


CHOICES

In God’s perfect plan, He made a way,
For us to make our own choices each day.
Sometimes we chose well, sometimes bad,
We surely often make His heart sad.

So many choices we are allowed to make,
What career we’d like, and what way we’ll take.
Where we will live, city or country,
Who to marry, and who our friends will be.

In some things we have absolutely no control,
We don’t understand, and it grieves our soul.
We would never chose to suffer great loss,
Yet He chose to suffer for us on the cross.

No matter what the circumstance may be,
I know the Lord’s working it for good, you see.
As my love for Him grows greater still,
I chose to seek and follow His will.

So many promises we find in His Word,
When we pray, we will always be heard.
He gives peace and joy, we can’t comprehend,
And for every need, on Him we can depend.

So, I’m making a choice to give Him praise,
I want others to see Christ in me all my days.
Many times I will fail, but He gives strength to the weak,
He will guide and direct me when I listen to Him speak.

Thank you, Lord, for blessings you bestow,
With praise to You, may my heart overflow.
May I be an encouragement to others, I pray,
Help me to serve you joyfully each day.

4 comments:

beckymc said...

You are an encouragement to me Donna. I also love your poem. Feel free to post more any time. I hope all is well with you. I will pray for your son.

Dee said...

Like beckymc, i find you a blessing. I love your poem and hope you will share your talent with us more often. Dee

Blue-eyed Blonde said...

I appreciate your vulnerability and love the poem. Keep posting your poetry. It's about Letting Go and Letting God. Jan

Anonymous said...

Your poem is an inspiration to me. I am glad to get to know you more thru your blog, kathy