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The Master Plan

Updated on August 25, 2011

The Master Plan

Things don't always turn out
the way I think they should...
but situations usually happen
for the highest common good.

And I have seen it often
when disaster seems afoot
that miracles will transform
what appears to be hard put.

Solutions to dilemmas
that seem quite out of reach
appear on the horizon with
a lesson there to teach.

And there is always purpose
though most often I don't see...
and somewhere in the rubble
is a gift awaiting me.

I have come to learn that
The Master has a plan
And if I will but trust Him
I am firmly in His Hand.

He has yet to disappoint me,
yet, each time, I fear He will...
In fact, He loves me truly
even when I doubt Him, still.

So when the sky looks dreary
and fear plays in my heart,
and circumstances threaten
to collapse and fall apart...

I pause before I panic
and remember that He's near.
In spite of how it looks, today,
I have no need to fear...

And thank Him that He loves me
and put my trust in Him...
to lead me on this journey
when my world is looking grim.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."


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      tnderhrt23 5 years ago

      BeyondMax, thank you. I needed to read this today. A gentle reminder that, no matter how it looks or how I feel, all is as it should be, according to the Master's Plan...

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I held my breath till the last line, it's such an inspirational beauty!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Thank you, Paul, for your read and great comment today, of all days, for I so needed to read this poem and hear its message today. My heart is heavy and fearful, and I needed reminding...thank you.

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      Plarson 6 years ago from Alabama

      Tndr- This message in thispoem reminds me so much of another beautiful poem "Footprints". Yes, HE does know when we need to be carried, and it is in those times when we feel we cannot go on, that he "Lifts" us up, and "Carries" us through them. -Paul

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      shimmering Dawn, I thank you! I so appreciate your visit and comment! Blessings to you!

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      shimmering Dawn 7 years ago

      Beautifully put! I love these lines

      I have come to learn that

      The Master has a plan

      And if I will but trust Him

      I am firmly in His Hand.

      So true, one needs to experience this to be able to write it and it shows!! Thank you for sharing !!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thank you, Bumpsysmum! I believe, I just don't always agree with the "plan" but then I don't see the whole picture either...Hugs!

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      Bumpsysmum 7 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Thought provoking tnderhrt23, beautiful even if you don't hold the same beliefs :-)

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thank you, Sharyn! It is a great reminder to me, too! Happy Easter to you and yours!

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      Sharon Smith 7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Truly beautiful and a great reminder for me today! Thank YOU!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      WillStarr, thank you, as always! Hugs!

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      WillStarr 7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Beautiful, and voted that way.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thank you, Spirit Whisperer. When things get a little hairy in my world I have to stop and remember how God has taken care of me always and make an active decision to trust in spit of how it looks, which is how this little poem came to be...I appreciate you!

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      Xavier Nathan 7 years ago from Isle of Man

      Just beautiful. A prayer of trust. Thank you.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      ahorseback, thank you, kindly, Sir! I so appreciate your visits and comments!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thank you, bella, as always! Its funny how often the words I am given are the very ones I need to hear! Hugs!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      attemptedhumour, I sincerely thank you, and I hope you are right. We all need reassuring at times! Hugs!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      weed, thank you. I needed to hear this today, as well. And once again, I owe thanks to the Master who reassures us all.

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      ahorseback 7 years ago

      Well Now ! This is voted awesome , nice job.

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      Erica Sanchez 7 years ago from California

      Divinely beautiful! Two words Voted up awesome beautiful and usefull!!

      smiles :)


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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      Hi Tnderhrt, you really are a master of rhyme and rhythm. It is such a joy to read your poems as they flow so perfectly. I'm sure many people will be lifted by your thoughtful words. cheers

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      tumblintumblweed 7 years ago

      Awesome poem,Ms reassuring of our Master's love for us.

      Thanks for sharing that,my friend.I think I needed to hear that! Well done and voted up!


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