As God has always planned
I felt God melt my hardened heart, as the words seemed so surreal.
My God stood still as I moved closer, drawn by His love so real.
He welcomed me and warmly breathed, on my stiff and frozen frame.
I turned my face up to my Saviour, as the tears freely came.
All my faults became so clear, and my many sins dark indeed.
My Saviour died and bled for me, I now could clearly see.
That all along He sort to change, the darkness into light.
He wouldn’t hold me as a captive, as I thought He might.
He whispered, “You’re forgiven”, as He gave me a new name.
“My child, you are now Beautiful”, as he took all my guilt and shame.
I shook my head in disbelief; I saw nothing new in me.
“You see, My child, you haven’t seen, the changes that I see.”
“It reveals the beauty of a Son warmed heart, and will grow from My sure touch.”
I nodded my head as this sank in, I needed Him so much.
“Have all of me!” shouted my heart, as I realised I could trust.
This Almighty God, loving Saviour, and Holy Spirit so just.
How could I give Him any less, who gives without complaint.
My heart, my life, and my past – my future without restraint.
I know this Father knows me well, better than I know myself.
He knows well what to fix in me, and draws me to Himself.
What is done in my wayward heart, is not the work of my strong arms
But His Spirit guides and directs me, and keeps my soul from harm.
It only takes me to obey, and listen to God my Saviour.
‘Cause He will always work in me, and change my misbehaviour.
He is my loving, compassionate God, forever will I stand
Upon the promises in His word, the way he always planned.
-Ruth Lindsay © 2016