Tuesday, March 27, 2007

a poem by beth moore

has someone seen the life i planned?
it seems to be misplaced
i've looked in every corner
it's lost without a trace.
i've found one i don't recognize
things missing that were dear
promises i'd hoped to keep
and dreams i dreamed aren't here.
faces i had planned to see
hands i planed to hold
now absent in the pictures
not the way i told.
has someone seen the life i planned?
did it get thrown away?
god took my hand from searching
then i heard him say,
"child, your ears have never heard
your eyes have never seen
eternal plans i have for you
are more than you could dream.
you log to walk by sight
but i'm teaching eyes to see.
i know what i am doing
til then, you must believe."
he's done so much, i felt ashamed
to know he heard my moans
to think i'd trade in all he's done
for plans made on my own.
i wept over his faithfulness
and how he'd proved himself
how he'd gone beyond my dreams
and said to him myself,
"no, my ears have never heard
my eyes have never seen
eternal plans you have for me
are more than i could dream.
yes, i long to walk by sight
but you're teaching eyes to see
you know what you are doing
til then, i must believe."
i felt his great compassion
mercy unrestrained
he let me mourn my losses
and showed to me my gains.
i offered him my future
and released to him my past
i traded in my dreams
for a plan he said would last.
i get no glimpse ahead
no certainties at all
except the presence of the one
who will not let me fall.
are you also searching
for a life you planned yourself?
have you looked in every corner?
have you checked on every shelf?
child your ears have never heard
your eyes have never seen
eternal plans he has for you
are more than you could dream.
perhaps you long to walk by faith
but he's teaching eyes to see
he knows what he is doing
child, step out and believe.

But, as it is written,
"What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him."
1corinthians2.9esv

3 comments:

  1. Just "caught up" on your blog. You and it are RICH! Love it all(welcome to the big city)!

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  2. For some reason, my computer has a big gray area covering some of the writing, but I definitely get the gist of it. Great post.

    Be praying for our Kyiv Christian Women's Fellowship retreat planning committee -- we have invited Beth Moore to be our speaker in 2008! No response yet.

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