October 5, 2009

He Maketh No Mistake

A pastor, who lost his beloved wife and baby during childbirth, composed this poem during the funeral service for them both...

My Father's way may twist and turn,
My heart may throb and ache,
But in my soul I'm glad to know,
He maketh no mistake.

My cherished plans may go astray,
My hopes may fade away,
But still I'll trust my Lord to lead,
For He doth know the way.

Though night be dark and it may seem
That day will never break,
I'll pin my faith, my all, in Him,
He maketh no mistake.

There's so much now I cannot see,
My eyesight far too dim,
But come what may, I'll simply trust,
And leave it all to Him.

For by and by the mist will lift,
And plain it all He'll make,
Through all the way, though dark to me,
He made not one mistake.

A.M. Overton (1932)


Sue said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day.
I decided to stop by yours today and what a beautiful place of peace. Peace is what I have been studying in the scriptures this past week. It's something I believe we all desire for our lives.
The poem is just beautiful and I so thank you for sharing it with us today:)
Blessings in Christ Jesus and may you feel his peace and presence today!!

Just me~Bobbie Jo said...

What a beautiful poem.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Camille said...

Welcome ladies!

Sue ~ Thanks for visiting me here...it was a pleasure to "meet" you. May the Lord lead us all according to His perfect will. What a blessing to be His...isn't it?

Bobbie-Jo~ Thanks for stopping by...I love this poem...such a sweet picture of God's loving Hand upon our lives...he is truly aquainted with all our troubles and He is IN CONTROL!


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

This is so great! It just confirms the long wait and the different direction God took my husband's career. I praise him because "He Maketh No Mistakes"!

Sharon said...

That is so beautiful Camille! What a wonderful tribute. Thank you so much for sharing these words of encouragement Camille :)

I am so glad that you like the Apple Butter :) It's something I make every year for my honey. Just when I thought I was done canning, he came home with two baskets of apples and said "Please?" Now how can I refuse that.:) More Apple Butter is in the Crockpot!

Have a blessed day Camille and I am so glad yo have met you :)


Camille said...

Jackie ~ The Lord NEVER makes mistakes and He is NEVER late...always right on time! What a blessing that many have "gone before" and penned such beautiful words for us to ponder.

Sharon ~ I'm glad to have "met" you too...new friends are a blessing.
The apple butter is quickly leaving the jars I put it in...I'm thinking I will have to make another batch too! :)

Have a wonderful evening!