Saturday, April 06, 2019

Will Explain Later

I've always been encouraged by this quote from Vance Havner (pictured). The explanation for much of what happens in our lives will come later.
I've also received much encouragement from the last verse of a hymn written by William Cowper...who was no stranger to depression and discouragement. Cowper wrote the lyrics to the song "God Moves in a Mysterious Way". Many people have quoted the first line without knowing the rest of the hymn. Here are the lyrics for the last verse:

Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain!                                             

Yes...God will "explain" and "make it plain". Maybe not today, tomorrow or next year but in a future day...we will get the explanation and we will understand that..."as for God...His way is perfect."


  1. thank you for that encouragement, David ... it is true ... God's ways are not our ways ... but HIS ways are the best for us ...

  2. amen … here on earth we want and sometimes feel like we "need" an explanation … but in heaven, we might just say "no need to explain because it doesn't matter anymore" … why? because we will be with Jesus … carrying on, until that day we get lifted up … blessings on ya, David … and thanx for the encouragement!