When crises form like thunderclouds
and terror sharp as lightning crowds
out faith in God’s control.
I hear his gentle voice,
“My precious child, rejoice,
and trust the jagged parts to make a whole.
You cannot see my sovereign grace
arranging everything in place.
My plan cannot be understood
by analyzing, so you must
have faith, rejoice, and trust
everything is working out for good.”
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
I read this poem in a Christian magazine in 1992, memorized it and have never forgotten it. If it listed an author, I am sorry I did not write it down. It is based on Romans 8:28. What assurance we can have in God!