Quiet My Soul (Poem)
Many of us live with numerous fears: fear of the past, fear of the future, fear that plans will fail, fear that things we love will be taken away or fears that hopes we have will never be realized.
We are so filled with fear that we forget that Jesus said, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matt. 11:28). We should not be defined by our fears and strivings, but by the peace that anchors us through whatever we face, both good and bad.
May our souls be quiet as we learn to rest in the assurance of God's faithfulness.
10/26/2014 02:07:08 pm
This a beautiful poem! It spoke to my restless heart. So often when I face hardship I try to work through it. But often I forget to just rest in His goodness. As the last line says, "Rest in the truth you learned before--that peace will be found within His will." It is natural to struggle. But there are so many trials which would have been easier if I had just rested in Him instead of trying to fix everything...instead of trying to make everything the way I thought it should be.
10/31/2014 07:31:52 am
Thanks for your comment, Tamar. I find that we are least at peace when we are most anxious to control our circumstances. Like you said, trying to fix everything just makes things harder! I'm praying you'll find quietness as you learn to simply do what you can, and leave the results up to God.
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None of my life has gone the way it was "supposed to go," but I don't love my life any less because of the hardships and new directions. I see so much unexpected good in it, and I want others to see the good in theirs.