God bade me go when I would stay
(Twas cool within the wood);
I did not know the reason why.
I heard a boulder crashing by
Across the path where I stood.
He bade me stay when I would go;
"Thy will be done," I said
They found one day at early dawn,
Across the way I would have gone,
A serpent with a mangled head
No more I ask the reason why,
Although I may not see
The path ahead, His way I go;
For though I know not, He doth know,
And will choose safe paths for me.
~The Sunday School Times
It can be difficult for us to stay in His will. I know for me, there are so many things I want to change. But, I have to remember it is the way He chooses it to be. Everything that has happened in my life is done with His permission. I must trust that He knows best and His intentions are to purify me. When you come to that realization, life becomes more enjoyable. You start to see the little sweet things He gives to balance out some of the pain. Like this when I walked out the back door this morning just to smell the fresh cool air...