The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow by Thomas A. Dorsey
Try to do my best in service, try to do the best I can
When I choose to do the right thing evil's present on every hand
I look up and wonder why that good fortune passed me by,
Then I say to my soul, "Be patient, the Lord will make a way somehow
Years ago when I worked for a nationally known non-profit, I had the opportunity to speak at a city-wide Christmas tree lighting ceremony on behalf of my employer. Leading up to that event, I struggled with what I was actually going to say. Thankfully, this song came to mind which I think perfectly summarizes the mission of charitable organizations all over the country.
During my discussion, I mentioned that we all have bad days when the toast gets burnt, a tire on our automobile goes flat, a computer file gets lost or our favorite sports teams suffers a tough loss. As bad as those things are, deep down inside, most of us understand that they are not debilitating. Burnt toast, flat tires, lost computer files or tough defeats are not insurmountable.
What about the unfortunate people who don’t know where their next meals are coming from? Or who has no idea where they will sleep tonight? The nonprofit I worked for many years ago dealt with people facing these kinds of questions. Although our mission was to provide the solutions to the questions plaguing them, this song helps to bridge the gap between our organizational capacity and the persistent threats of the problems they face. In all of our lives, we will encounter situations when we will have more questions than answers. Thankfully, we have the optimistic message of this hymn to remind us that the Lord will make a way somehow.
Kevin Morgan, Author, Columbia, SC
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