Seeking Peace and Rest

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Seeking peace and rest

Turmoil seems to dominate the news. World events leave us feeling stressed. Our anxieties rise as we watch and wait on the Lord. In these moments of chaos, I long to find peace and rest. Recently, as I pondered my overwhelming feelings, the Lord gave me the idea for a poem to remind me that I can only find peace in Christ. I hope you enjoy this different blog today.

Seeking Peace and Rest

The world appears full of darkness and sin,
These problems cause our sorrow to begin.
We seek and search to find peace for our souls,
God sees us as we struggle through the tolls.
If we watch He will offer us each a sign,
A smile from God provides us a life-line
God says, “Come to me and find your rest.”

Rumors of wars spread thru the lands,
My heart fears and I wring my hands.
Where should I go to find my peace,
I offer up prays for the strife to cease.
Suddenly, I see a dove circle in the sky,
A smile from God to remind He is nigh.

God says, “Come to me and find your rest.”

The skies darken, and the winds howl,
Snows, tornados, or hurricanes growl.
Where should I go to find shelter from these storms,
God, please save me from each new danger that forms.
Soon, I notice a crocus bloom appear in the snow,
A smile from God showed me His mercies still flow.

God says, “Come to me and find your rest.”

Evil lurks in the darkness of the night,
Demons wait to prey on children of light.
Where can I go to escape from my sinful way,
I pray for God to save me each and every day.
The stars and moon twinkle their reply,
A smile from God lighted the night sky.

God says, “Come to me and find your rest.”

Death and disease in our world abound,
Impacts on every family can be found.
Where can I hide from the effect on my strength,
Please God, help me find healing at any length.
A doctor calls with good news on my test,
A smile from God made my life feel blest.

God says, “Come to me and find your rest.”

Worry won’t a single day of life add,
Pointless to waste time feeling mad.
God provides us refuge for all life’s demands,
We ask to place all our problems in His hands.
Watch daily for the wink of love from God,
His loving grace offered will leave you awed.

God says, “Come to me and find your rest.”

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Yvonne, Blogger, speaker, and author

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

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This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. nancyehead

    Such a needed message for our day! Thanks and God bless!

    1. Yvonne

      Thank you Nancy

  2. bethbingaman

    I also feel overwhelmed by the happenings in the world. This poem addresses them and the power of the Lord over them in a wonderful way.

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks for visiting and commenting

      1. Melissa McLaughlin

        He is our only peace and rest both now and for all eternity. Beautiful words to anchor my soul to Christ. Thank you!

      2. Yvonne

        Thank you Melissa. He does provide us peace and rest. God bless

  3. Lisa Murray

    What beautiful words, “Worry won’t a single day of life add,
    Pointless to waste time feeling mad.
    God provides us refuge for all life’s demands,
    We ask to place all our problems in His hands.” Yes, friend. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks Lisa. I appreciate your thoughts

  4. mimionlife

    Peace and rest can be found in Him. 🙂

    1. Yvonne

      Yes they can Melissa. Thanks

  5. dlallard54gmailcom

    It’s wonderful to sense God’s blessings in the midst of the darkness around us. Beautiful.

    1. Yvonne


  6. Melinda Viergever Inman

    Those are uplifting reminders in these trying times. Every day we can look for evidence of God’s love, and we will find it, comforting us along the way.

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks Melinda. We all need comfort along the way. God bless

    1. Yvonne

      Thank you Julie. I appreciate the feedback

  7. karentfriday

    Yvonne, with such political unrest and world turmoil and a general lack of peace everywhere we look, your poem moved me. Thank you!

    1. Yvonne

      Thank you Karen. That means a lot to me. God bless

  8. Yvonne

    Thank you Stephen. It was inspired by God.

    1. Yvonne

      🙏🙏🙏🙏 thanks Michelle. God bless

  9. Stephen De La Vega

    Beautiful poem, Yvonne. It calms the soul when things get hard to handle. Thank you for sharing and its cool how you changed things up this time. I enjoyed it.

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks Stephen. I appreciate your thoughts. My soul needed to remember that God still sits on His throne.

  10. Jessica Brodie

    Ah, THANK YOU!!! Help: “God says, “Come to me and find your rest.” Beautiful reminder, Yvonne.

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks Jessica. God is a great source for rest

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