Sunday, September 16, 2007

Disappointment - His Appointment

So - I did not get the job at the Cultural Arts Center. I found out on Thursday that they offered it to someone else. I was disappointed. There was a lot of build up to this job and the opportunity to apply, so it was a little bit of a let down. However, I am so grateful to God that the disappointment did not last too long. He is so faithful and reminded me of His goodness, His sovereignty, His purpose. My mom told me about a Phil Keaggy song which had the line Disappointment - His Appointment, So I looked up the words - they describe a lot of what the Lord is teaching me! I am so grateful that He has ordained all my days and that His purposes are good. I am actually excited about seeing what He has planned!

DISAPPOINTMENT (from "Love Broke Thru")

Disappointment - His appointment,
Change one letter, then I see
That the thwarting of my purpose
Is God's better choice for me.

His appointment must be blessing
Though it may come in disguise
For the end from the beginning,
Open to His wisdom lies.

Disappointment - His appointment
Whose? The Lord's who loves best.
Understands and knows me fully,
Who my faith and love would test.

For like loving, earthy parent
He rejoices when He knows
That His child accepts unquestioned
All that from His wisdom flows.

Disappointment - His appointment
No good thing will he withhold
From denials oft we gather
Treasures from His love untold.

Well, He knows each broken purpose
Leads to fuller deeper trust
And the end of all His dealings
Proves our God is wise and just.

Disappointment - His appointment
Lord I take it then as such,
Like the clay in hands of potter
Yielding wholly to Thy touch

All my life's plan is Thy molding
Not one single choice be mine
Let me answer unrepining,
Father not my will but Thine.

Lyrics By Anonymous

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