Saturday, May 29, 2010

No Mistakes

Today I was spending some time playing through the hymn book - it's one of my favorite things to do, especially when I'm thinking. It seems to clear my mind as I meditate on the songs I play. I came across a song by Kim Moore, titled, "God Makes No Mistakes" and as I read the words my thoughts flew to my own life, as well as the lives of others that I know, how often it seems like God is making a mistake by bringing some hardship or trial in our lives, but then looking back one can see how it all worked out for the good. The chorus of that song goes, "I know God makes no mistakes. He leads in ev'ry path I take along the way that's leading me to home. Though at times my heart would break, there's a purpose in ev'ry change He makes: that others would see my life and know that God makes no mistakes."

Often when I'm in the middle of something that seems impossible to me, my attitude does not reflect God's presence. Instead, far to often I find myself focused on me, and my problems, not on what God wants to do in my life through this difficulty. I'm sad to admit that I've even flat out told God that He was making a mistake, that I didn't want this, and it was too hard for me to bear. How I want that to change, to become more open to my Father's leading, His kind correction, and His knowledgeable stretching of my faith in Him. I want my heart's cry to be "More like my Savior" but that can only be accomplished through a heart that understands "God makes no mistakes."

1 comment:

Rosebud said...

I like your new header!