The title of this blog post is the title to a hymn we sang in NC at the church my family visited when we went to see Jonathan. The past couple of years God has been teaching me that whatever He ordains for my life is right. I may not understand why He has ordained a certain path for me, but I am learning that God’s paths are always better than mine and for my good. As His daughter, I know that He will not leave me or forsake me. I can trust His promises in His Word because His promises have held true in the past.
Whate’er My God Ordains is Right
1. Whate’er my God ordains is right: Holy His will abideth;
I will be still whate’er he doth, and follow where He guideth:
He is my God; though dark my road, He holds me that I shall not fall:
Wherefore to Him I leave it all, I leave it all.
2. Whate’er my God ordains is right: He never will deceive me;
He leads me by the proper path; I know He will not leave me:
I take, content, what He hath sent; His hand can turn my griefs away,
And patiently I wait His day, I wait His day.
3. Whate’er my God ordains is right: Though now this cup, in drinking,
May bitter seem to my faint heart, I take it, all unshrinking:
My God is true; each morn anew sweet comfort yet shall fill my heart,
And pain and sorrow shall depart, shall depart.
4. Whate’er my God ordains is right: Here shall my stand be taken;
Though sorrow, need, or death be mine, yet I am not forsaken;
My Father’s care is round me there; He holds me that I shall not fall:
And so to Him I leave it all, I leave it all. Amen.
Text: Samuel Rodigast, 1675, Tr. by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
Music: Joy Medford Malone, 2002