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God Moves in a Mysterious Way His Wonders to Perform

Posted By at Saturday, April 09, 2016

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Tomorrow morning in our Sunday School classes we'll be covering Genesis 37 - the story of Joseph's "move" to Egypt at the hands of his envious brothers. It's a familiar story - one which many of us have known since we were children. What profoundly poignant truths are contained in Joseph's story! 

As I've studied this week, the words to one of William Cowper's hymns have repeatedly come to mind. Cowper, who struggled deeply with the darkness of persistent depression, wrote the following words that have sustained many generations of weak and weary saints:

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.