God Will Always Have His Way

Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould but let God remould your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, meets all his demands and moves towards the goal of true maturity”  (Romans 12:2 J.B. Phillips)

We know that to those who love God, who are called according to his plan, everything that happens fits into a pattern for good  (Romans 8:28 J.B. Phillips)

“God will always have his way”.
It’s a statement so very easy to say,
Especially shortly after the day
Fulfilled, with little delay

I wonder of Joseph said it
When he was there in the pit,
Or during those years in Egypt
Aware of having God’s credit?

I think it was a growing theme
When Joseph interpreted a dream,
When he began to plan and scheme
And when he ruled supreme

Providence, promise and predestination
In a miracle of integration,
Showed God’s favour towards the nation
Of Egypt, and later, Israel’s formation

Humans may rule, God overrules,
In every culture’s ways and schedules
He uses an earthly way as a tool
Making it serve his heavenly module

In all things God is working for our good,
All the way from babyhood,
In all livelihood, adulthood and nationhood,
A truth that Joseph understood

The whole of cosmos is God’s territory
A kind of divine laboratory,
His purpose is always revelatory
His promises, an infallible authenticity

I have learned to find my rest
In what God says is for my best,
So in his will I shall invest,
God’s way for me, his prized bequest

Paul E. Grant | December 2010

Genesis 50:20

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