A Bend in the Road

 Psalm 84:11  For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing will He withhold from them whose walk is blameless.

A bend in the road‘Tis but a bend in the road this place I am at.

The path I have travelled has been ever so steep; there is no way of seeing just what is ahead with this bend in the road now right in my face.

I am weary, yet feel strong and sustained, I long to sit down and rest for a spell but I know I am held ever so close to my Master’s breast.

My heart does not pound from the journey; in fact, I am strangely refreshed.

It is my Lord who has given my feet a firm and broad place to stand. He upholds me and teaches me to lean into Him and not try to make the climb alone.

‘Tis but a bend in the road this place I am at. It seems to be getting darker and I cannot see my way,

but when I look at my Master’s Face, I see the light shining at my feet.

A circle of light, a dawning of love that encompasses Him and me. There is light sufficient for each step that I take.

There are sorrows in the night but soon the Morning Star will be dawning. So many memories of the difficult climb have been erased;

in their place are a joy and satisfaction and wonder at the works that God has wrought.

So, ’tis but a bend in the road this place I am at.

Weary, forlorn, it is such a comfort to know my Master has walked this road before. I am not alone. I have not been forsaken.

‘Tis but a bend in the road ahead and it has been a climb, with small and great obstacles to overcome.

The Blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony have enabled me to overcome. Never has it been my own strength; but the Master’s, always infusing me,

encouraging me and being the Lifter of my head as I gaze into His glorious Face.

The Lord says He will never forsake me; He will be my Helper in times of troubles.

My faith pleases Him and while one part of my heart feels broken, there is within me a stronger desire to please God.

God, the One who has given all for me that I might live a rich and abundant life in His Son.

How now, do I walk through this dark night with a faith that pleases and blesses God?

Proverbs 3:5  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.


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  1. Deborah McCarragher says

    Great post Jeannie! So refreshing to rest in His presence and sovereignty. I just love your comment, “A circle of light, a dawning of love that encompasses Him and me.” Not only is His light illuminating, but it warms our soul when we are lost or uncertain. So many bends in the road we encounter as we journey with our Lord. But praise Him for never leaving us to wander alone in our quest to find the truth… Thanks :)

    • Jeannie says

      Thanks Deborah, its great to be walking the road with you and so many others to uphold, uplift and be in unity with. Praising Him beside you. May blessing overflow in your life.

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