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The Things God Has Planned

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It's sometimes very difficult For us to understandThe wisdom and the love behindThe things that God has planned.

But we wouldn't have the rainbowIf we didn't have the rain;We wouldn't know of pleasureIf we never tasted pain.

We wouldn't love the sunriseIf we hadn't felt the night;And we wouldn't know our weaknessIf we hadn't sensed God's might.

We couldn't have the springtime Or the yellow daffodilIf we hadn't first experiencedThe winter's frosty chill.

And though the brilliant sunshineIs something God had madeHe knew too much could parch our soulsSo he created shade.

So God's given us a balance:Enough joys to keep us glad,Enough tears to keep us humble,Enough good to balance bad.

And if you'll trust in Him you'll seeThough yesterday brought sorrow,The clouds will part and dawn will bringA happier tomorrow.