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Sometimes God Unexpectedly
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By Gary James Smith
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Sometimes God unexpectedly brings
Situations in our lives
We sit and ponder all the why's
Meantime He's... all wise
He knows us totally through and through
Exactly what we're made of
The trials He brings into our lives
Are tokens really... of His love

For in our times of deep distress
We can never look much farther
Then to the one who knows our needs
Our lovingly heavenly Father
For He ignites the prayers within
Our furnace of affliction
And reveals Himself once again
God Almighty!..the Great Physician

And so we do and so He does
We know our hands are tied
But while we pray and wait on Him
A peace now reigns inside
For giving over to our Maker
Giving over...full control
We release the Balm of Gilead
And quietness in our soul

Thank God for Unexpectedly
Giving grace beyond all measure
Where we can enter into His presence
And know Him so much better
For in His hands we place our trust
He leads...tis ours to follow
The echo of His call to prayer
Is never......never....hollow!

Copyright Gary James Smith
April 13.,2017 at 5:44 AM

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Submitted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Last Updated: Thursday, April 13, 2017

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca

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