PUT YOUR TRUST IN GOD

 

 

 

Feeling depressed?Down in the dumps? You need something to raise your spirits. ďRead the poem below several times,Ē Master Kayhan would say, ďand you will feel all your troubles evaporateThis uplifting poem was written by the Sufi Master, Ibrahim Hakki of Erzurum.

 

 

 

 

ďDonít turn your rose garden into a briar patch!Ē

 

 

óNiyazi Misri

 

 

 

1.

Bad things to good, God modifies

Think not He does otherwise

Always watched on by the wiseó

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

2.

In God you should put your trust

Surrender yourself, find rest at last

With everything He does, be pleased

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

3.

Put in your heart of His strength a dose

Recognize what He doth dispose

Abandon what you propose

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

4.

He is the Compassionate Creator

He is the Benevolent Provider

He is the Wise and Divine Author

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

5.

The Final Judge in any claim:

Direct your prayers toward Him

Let go of your personal whim

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

6.

Donít crave after a thing or cause

Donít be stubborn if one occurs

Itís from God, do not refuse

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

7.

Since matters are in Godís hands, vain

Is any confusion or pain

He unfolds Wisdom divine

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

8.

All His deeds are superior

And in tune with each other

Everything He does is proper

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

9.

Keep sorrows distant from your heart

Find comfort instead in your Lord

Just leave everything to God

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

10.

Donít deem justice to be malice

Surrender, donít burn in the Blaze

Donít give up or give inópatience!

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

11.

Do not say: ďWhy is this so

It is good that it is so

Look, see how the end will go

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

12.

Look down on no one, nor slight

Donít give offense, donít break a heart

With your ego never side

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

13.

A believerís deed is never vice

A wise manís way is never strife

A sageís speech wonít agonize

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

14.

His patience is a grace on me

His ruling, my security

The Lord God is my deputy

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

15.

His name resounds in every call

His remembrance in every soul

His rescue is for one and all

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

16.

Just when your hopes are down to nil

Suddenly He parts a veil

He grants solace from every ill

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

17.

In each moment to each servant

Whether wrathful or beneficent

Heís at a task each instant

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

18.

Now Complier and now Preventer

Now Harmer and now Benefiter

Now Debaser and now Upraiser

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

19.

Now He makes His servant a sage

Now malignant, now virtuous

Over every heart He rules

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

20.

Sometimes He makes your heart empty

Or fills your spirit with beauty

Or makes you His loving devotee

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

21.

Simple one time, complex the next

Sometimes He makes your heart perplexed

Happy one moment, sad the next

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

22.

Sparingly eat, sleep, and drink

Give up carnality, it is junk

Settle in the rose garden of the heart

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

23.

Yourself with His creatures do not strain

Nor with your ego remain

You and your heart, keep close the twain

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

24.

With what is past, fall not behind

What is yet to come, donít mind

Even in the present, donít reside

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

25.

Unceasingly His name recite

Cunning and shrewdness, cast aside

Admire Truth, Truth articulate

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

26.

Isnít it time you were amazed

Discover Him, yourself forsake

Cast away sleep, become awake

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

27.

Every word contains advice sound

Every object is much adorned

Every action is a godsend

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

28.

A symbol and portent are all things

A sign of good news are all things

A fountain of grace is everything

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

29.

Lend ear to anyone who speaks

Understand Him who makes him speak

And with all your heart accept

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

30.

The languages of things proclaim

ďTruth, O Truththey all exclaim

Creationís courtesy ascertain

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

31.

Yes, He has done very well

Of course He has done very well

Indeed He has done very well

What God will ordain, let us see

Whatever He does, well does He

 

 

óIbrahim Hakki of Erzurum