God Knows

King George-VI

King George-VI (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

During the early days of the World War II, the poem “God Knows” became a source of inspiration for people all over the world. This poem was given to King George VI of Great Britain by his daughter Elizabeth II to be read during his Christmas broadcast to the people.   Reading this poem helps us to understand that we need to trust God during dark days when life is uncertain.

God Knows

(Commonly referred to as “The Gate of the Year“)

by  Minnie Louise Haskins

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”

And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night. And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

So heart be still: What need our little life

Our human life to know,

If God hath comprehension?

In all the dizzy strife

Of things both high and low,

God hideth His intention.

God knows. His will

Is best. The stretch of years

Which wind ahead, so dim

To our imperfect vision,

Are clear to God. Our fears

Are premature; In Him,

All time hath full provision.

Then rest: until

God moves to lift the veil

From our impatient eyes,

When, as the sweeter features

Life’s stern face we hail,

Fair beyond all surmise

God’s thought around His creatures

Our mind shall fill.

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