God, You’ve Been Working

Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working until now,
and I have been working." John 5:17, NKJV

In the shadows of my memory,
I see You working behind the scenes.
Times when I might have battled alone,
You were there, keeping my heart in Your Word,
Defeating evil forces come to take me captive.

In the secret parts of my heart,
I feel new strength growing.
Courage dissolves my fears.
Hope that I thought had died
Has come to life again.

In the normal routine of life,
I see adventures waiting to be had,
Friendships to build and hearts to love,
Opportunities to use,
And truths to discover.

You’ve been working all along.
In the night while I slept,
You protected my soul.
During the day as I walked on Your path,
You guided my steps.

Thank You, God, for Your constant presence.
I will trust You when I can’t see clearly.
I will follow You when I don’t know where the path will lead.
Keep me close to Your heart.
I know You’ve been working all along.

 

© Copyright 2015 by Katy Kauffman

God’s presence, God’s provision, God’s protection, trusting God, thankfulness, grateful, God, You’ve Been Working, Katy Kauffman, Lighthouse Bible Studies

Comments (18)

  • anon

    God has NEVER stopped working in our lives - we have not always seen it

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    Amen. He has never stopped. Thank you for saying that, Andi!
     

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    I'm going to borrow this, if you don't mind. (And of course give the credit where it is due!)
     

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    Please share it, Joni! I'm glad it spoke to you, and thank you. During this month of Thanksgiving, I am grateful for how God has been working all along. He does amazing things that only He can do! 
     

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    What a beautiful poem, Katy!

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    Thank you, Brandi! God bless you and your family.
     

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    That is absolutely beautiful!!  I will share it as well!  Thank you.
     

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    Thank you. I am glad you found it share-worthy. God is so good. We may say it a lot. But it's true! He is always with us, loving and helping and working. Thanks, Kristi!
     

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    Wow!  I am going to share this too (with credit :) ) Just what I needed right now!  Thank you!

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    I am so glad to hear that, Christina! Thank you. 
     

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    Such an encouraging poem, Katy. Thanks for the reminder that God is always at work even when we can't see Him. 

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    Amen! He is always at work. Thank you, Sherry!
     

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    Beautiful, Katy. Love those ideas of the adventure in the ordinary routine and God working even as we sleep. Great post!

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    Thank you, Leigh! Psalm 91 and Psalm 121:4 have always helped me to see God as Protector. Happy adventuring! :)
     

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    What a beautiful poem, Katy! He is with us, whether we feel His presence or not. He's always at work whether we see Him or not.  
     

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    So we can trust Him! Thank you for the comments. I hope God smiles on you today and guides you with all the goings on of life and writing and ministry!
     

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    This is a treasure, Katy. Thank you for the encouragement.

    Nov 02, 2015
  • anon

    Thank you, Connie!
     

    Nov 02, 2015

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