1 John 4:9 – New Year Destiny

1 John 4:9
This is how God loved us,
He sent His only son into the world
That we might live through him
This is Love, not that we love God, but that He loved us
And sent His son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins


When all around is darkness
And doesn’t seem no light
And my mind is all befuddled
And I don’t know what is right
I hear a voice behind me
And I know that it is true
As He whispers in my ears


When the way is plain before me
And rejoicing all the way
And I’m standing on God’s promises
Just praising all the day
When I seek Him with all my heart
And feel His presence ever new
I know His hand is upon me
As He whispers


When I walk out of the doctor’s surgery
Or down a hospital wing
And the news is so devastating
My faith is at an all-time low
Perhaps almost nil
I hear a voice behind me


So whatever you are going through
Whether joy or sorrow or pain
And the way is unclear before you
And doubt comes again and again
Just listen for His voice
Behind speaking just to you
When deep within you
You hear the words saying


This poem was read at Destiny Church Wakefield on the 5th January 2014 for our thanksgiving service, you can watch it here

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