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Things Don’t Just Happen May 24, 2007

Posted by pastorsbc1303 in Devotional.

A Poem by Esther Fields:

Things don’t just happen to us who love God,

They’re planned by His own dear Hand,

Then molded and shaped, and timed by His clock,

Things just don’t happen–they’re planned.

We don’t just guess on the issues of life;

We Christians just rest in our Lord,

We are directed by His sovereign will,

In the light of His holy Word.

We who love Jesus are walking by faith,

Not seeing one step that’s ahead,

Not doubting one moment what our lot might be,

But looking to Jesus, instead.

We praise our dear Savior for loving us so,

For planning each care of our life;

Then giving us faith to trust Him for all

The blessings as well as the strife.

Things just don’t happen to us who love God,

To us who have taken our stand;

No matter the lot, the course, or the price,

Things don’t just happen–they’re planned.



1. Patricia Lane - February 28, 2011

This poem was written by my Grand mother and has been translated into many languages. It has given comfort to many people over the years.

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