Monday, July 17, 2006

In His Time

This note was written the same time the poem was, last August. The following poem was written by way of encouragement to those dealing with difficult decisions and issues in their lives, who desire to do right, but are uncertain of the way the Lord would have them go right now. It was written to the tune of Day By Day - a hymn that has truly had an impact on my life these last few months. The first line of my poem came into my mind to that tune and I couldn't get it back out again - so I started praying for the Lord to give me the words to make a song out of it. He brought some passages to mind, and here is the result. I hope it is a blessing to you.

One thing that blessed my heart about the song I wrote: a friend sang it in her church in Australia as a special on the Sunday after it was written.

In His Time
(Dedicated to my Sis, Lori McCoy)

In His time, He makes all things beautiful -
With tear-dimmed eyes, we may not see how.
Keep on trusting in your Father's wisdom,
Do not fear - you're in His hands right now.
Jesus Christ, your Saviour and Redeemer,
Loves you so - of that you need not doubt.
He has a plan - thoughts of peace, for your good -
His plan, that He is working out.

In His time, He makes all things beautiful -
Working all according to His plan;
He has a purpose He set in motion -
Even though we may not understand.
Father, perfect that which concerneth me -
Help me, Lord, to lay these burdens down.
Grant me peace, to know I am in Your will;
Strengthen me, with joy surround.

In His time, He makes all things beautiful -
He heals the soul, binds up the broken heart.
He comforts with a grace beyond all measure -
Hope in Him, and let Him do His part.
He knows your needs before you even ask Him.
Give Him your cares - whether great or small.
Just trust the Lord - He knows the best time
To make all things beautiful!

August 24th/05
Jerry Bouey

Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


  1. "One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
    Till I reach the promised land."

    Amen!!! I'm looking forward to meeting you in person in Beulah Land, Bro. Jerry!!! Can you just imagine meeting all those on-line people we have met through the years?

    I'm glad you did this new blog!!! Good idea :-)

  2. Yes, I know some dear friends that are already waiting there for me, including my Mom and Dad now. One woman went home shortly after my Mom did - and just a couple of years back, through the influence of my poetry website, her husband came to know the Lord - so not only will I see her, I will see her husband one day up there too.

    I remember when another person who had been visiting my site (), used one of my poems (it was either Faith To Face or The Seasons Of Your Pilgrimage) at her Grandma's funeral - and four people came to know the Lord (through the preaching and the other things that were shared). I had an indirect part in those salvations.

    Some of the people I have written poems to comfort are no longer with us down here - but are walking with the Lord up in Heaven.

    I think I am going to have a hard time with this blog - only posting ONE poem a day...

  3. My husband's gone home. It will be three years this Jan 28th, 2011. My heart still aches and I feel such a vacuum and loss.

    Ida Taylor