God moves in a mysterious way

 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 sov'reign 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.

By William Cowper (1774)

William Cowper often struggled with depression and doubt. One night he decided to commit suicide by drowning himself.  He called a cab and told the driver to take him to the Thames River. However, thick fog came down and prevented them from finding the river.  After driving around lost for a while, the cabby finally stopped and let Cowper out. To Cowper’s surprise, he found him­self on his own doorstep: God had sent the fog to keep him from kill­ing him­self.    Even in our black­est mo­ments, God watch­es over us.

Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, "Lord, are You washing my feet?" Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this." John 13:6-7



  1. great post thank you - God sure does move in mysterious ways His wonders to perform. God Bless - Nita

  2. Beautiful poem, and amazing story! God is so good!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this today. It was just what I needed to hear. What a beautiful story!

  4. I loved the picture and the poem and what a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing, Jo

    Love, Rosemi

  5. great post and such a wonderful reminder...even when we want to give up He never gives up on us and He will provide a way through the rough path

  6. This is a beautiful verse Jo- and an incredible story. God is good- he is always in charge- we just need to let him have his way. A beautiful story-


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