I woke up a little fearful.
I open the newspaper, listen to the radio and watch the news to a constant reminder we move on unchartered waters. The unknowns scare me.
I whisper a prayer for peace. I returned to get busy at my desk and try to put the news out of my head. I noticed a poem in my files and laughed out loud at the goodness of God. He knew that today I would need to be encouraged by this little poem. He answered my prayer before I even asked for it.
Here’s the poem, I had to share it.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”Jeremiah 29:11
God knows the mystery in your day
Set your story in place
Made plans for you
Before the sun obeyed His command to rise
God knows your story
Etched it in His heart
Answers your prayer
Before the bird song sang his morning tune
God knows you
God’s seen every tear you cry
Understands your struggles intimately
Felt every pain in your soul
Before you even knew it
God keeps you in perfect peace
Comforts your trembling heart
Watches over you with love
Before your heart skipped a beat
God calms your troubled mind
Fear fades His presence
You breathe the breath of God
Before you were born He knew you
God knows – knows you intimately