Monday, February 28, 2011


Disappointment - His appointment, 
Change one letter, then I see 
That the thwarting of my purpose 
Is God's better choice for me. 

His appointment must be blessing 
Though it may come in disguise 
For the end from the beginning, 
Open to His wisdom lies. 

Disappointment - His appointment 
Whose? The Lord's who loves best. 
Understands and knows me fully, 
Who my faith and love would test. 

For like loving, earthy parent 
He rejoices when He knows 
That His child accepts unquestioned 
All that from His wisdom flows. 

Disappointment - His appointment 
No good thing will he withhold 
From denials oft we gather 
Treasures from His love untold. 

Well, He knows each broken purpose 
Leads to fuller deeper trust 
And the end of all His dealings 
Proves our God is wise and just. 

Disappointment - His appointment 
Lord I take it then as such, 
Like the clay in hands of potter 
Yielding wholly to Thy touch 

All my life's plan is Thy molding 
Not one single choice be mine 
Let me answer unrepining, 
Father not my will but Thine.

-Edith Lillian Young