Sometimes we so easily forget,

How unpredictable our lives may be,

We make plans for our tomorrows and our futures,

Not realizing they could change instantly.


Then one day, you wake up, and it happens,

Something occurs thats not at all like youve planned,

Your life has now taken a new direction,

And it may be difficult for you to understand.


God never promised that wed never have struggles,

That there would always be sunshine and not rain,

But He said Hed never leave nor forsake us,

And with His presence we will forever be sustained.


When God takes us from the height of the mountain,

And then places us in the valley of despair,

Its here we can learn total dependence,

Upon the One who will always be there.


Oftentimes its only through the midst of the trials,

We see God works in ways wed never have dreamed,

He accomplishes so much beyond our understanding,

And now things may not be at all what theyd seemed.


We may not know why God allowed such a hardship,

We must learn to trust in the One who knows best,

 For our future is seen by Him only,

And in Him we can confidently rest.


So when the unexpected may arise in our lifetime,

And the way God is leading seems dim,

May we face it not ONE DAY at a time,

But instead, MOMENT BY MOMENT with Him.


By Linda Lee Wolovich

 A note from the author:
This poem was written after my son was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes.
The unexpected makes you realize just how precious life is,
that nothing is ever guaranteed or should be taken for granted,
and we have to face each day not in our own strength,
but only in His.

 ...For God has said,
I will never fail you.
I will never forsake you."
Hebrews 13:5 (NLT)


An "Original Works" from my-TGIF.

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