Thursday, January 17, 2008

In the Center of the Circle...


In the Center of the Circle

In the center of the circle of the will of God I stand,
As I launch from sheltering harbor to obey His last command.
What though waves o'erwhelm my vessel, and grim fears my faith assail
Still I'll stay upon His promise, for that cannot,
WILL NOT fail.

In the center of the circle of the will of God I stand,
Where the warfare wages fiercest, 'tis the place that He has planned.
Though dread foes may storm my castle, and the battle seem but lost,
I Will claim in Him the victory, and hold on whate'er the cost.

In the center of the circle of the will of God I stand
There can be no second causes, all must come from His own hand,
When dark clouds obscure my vision, and the way I may not see,
I will trust Him in the darkness, for I know He pilots me.

In the center of the circle of the will of God I stand,
Though the circumstances round me show small trace of His skilled hand,
Yet in darkness as in daylight, in the gloom as sunshine fair,
I will trust Him for His presence, for I know He's always there.
-Arthur Mathews


From the book 'Green Leaf In Drought' by Isobel Kuhn. She is one of my all-time favorite authors. See side bar for book link.

4 comments:

Marissa Whitney said...

What an inspiring poem! Definitely saving it. Thanks for sharing, Andrea!

Andrea said...

Yes! Ten times more, though, when you know the story behind it's writing! :-)

Shelley Baldridge said...

Wow, thanks so much for that poem! I've been mediating lately on how the Lord is always with us so *there's no reason to ever have to be afraid* and this poem was just a good application of that. Sometimes I'm scared to step out into what I know would be the center of God's will, because it makes me different from the world, it makes me give up my comfort zone, but in reality, the center of God's will then is the most protected, peaceful place -it's when we're out from the canopy of God's will that we're really subject to defeat and fear. Thank you SO much for this poem today!

Leah said...

That is a blessing!