Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunday Reflections and Hope

In This Place

In this place, I walked alone
to pray in the old, pew bench;
To pray for specific people in my life
To pray for the truth to be revealed.

God listened to my prayer that day
as He listens to all our prayers;
Sometimes His answers are not yes
Sometimes they are simply no~~~

Not now.
But in time.
You will know.
The reasons of the why and because.

But then when the right time came
the truth began to unfold
In His time and in His ways
He showed me what I needed to see.

Quite obvious, the Man in charge
of my life and my plan on Earth.
He said He didn't promise easy
He said sometimes it's a lot of work.

But He reassured me that He would be there
To protect me from all harm.
I can't ask for a better Father, friend
I can't ask for what He already knows.

Because you see,
 He knew I was coming there
That day so long ago.
He knew that I was His child
And He knew I was facing foes

He knew the plan for my life
When I was still in a little cradle.
It mattered not what friends I'd lose
It mattered not the criticisms or favors.

It only matters what God leads me
And that I continue to trust His wisdom.
That abiding in his love every day
Is a part of my daily listens.

His guidance I still ask each day
Just as in that little church alone;
He protects me, guides me, speaks to my heart
Loves me on and on.

I'm here, friend, to say to you
That His love will never falter;
If you trust in Him with all your heart
He will love you even while not at the altar.

His future plan for me includes
what, I do not know
but I only know that what I face
Will be with Him alone.

"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

"But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

Have a blessed and warm, cozy Sunday,


  1. That's beautiful, Jennifer. Thank you for sharing your heart.

  2. So eloquently said! Your words touched my heart and are something I needed to read. So happy that you are in a good place now!


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