Another quote from Mountains of Spices by Hannah Hurnard:
In acceptance lieth peace,
O my heart be still;
Let thy restless worries cease
And accept his will.
Though this test be not thy choice,
It is his – therefore rejoice.
In his plan there cannot be
Aught to make thee sad:
If this is his choice for thee,
Take it and be glad.
Make from it some lovely thing
To the glory of thy King.
Cease from sighs and murmuring,
Sing his loving grace,
This thing means thy furthering
To a wealthy place,
From thy fears he’ll give release,
In acceptance lieth peace.
Acceptance, huh; I’m struggling with that. That is where the peace came from when Dan died, but the new trials that are popping up are slicing right to the heart of my pride and it’s harder to accept them.
“Restless worries” — that says it all. I am worried about the future of my children and how this will affect them. But I have to accept that my children make their own choices. I am responsible for MY choices and actions.
I disagree that
“there cannot be aught to make thee sad:”
because so much of this makes Him sad, why shouldn’t it make me sad as well. It’s not in His perfect plan.
But I can
“make from it some lovely thing to the glory of my King.”
“Cease from sighs and murmuring,
Sing his loving grace”
And I will have to trust that
“From my fears he’ll give release,”