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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Blessings,

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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26 thoughts on “Seeking Peace and Rest

  1. Nancy E. Head – United States – Writer and teacher Nancy E. Head was a single mother with five children under the age of 14 when she attended Penn State to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her career took a journalistic turn from radio news to newspaper reporting, then education before she returned to the classroom to secure a master’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently an instructor at Penn State Altoona and Great Commission Schools, she also spent two summers teaching English in Asia and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. When not teaching or writing, she restores antique quilts, crafts projects for her grandchildren, and helps her husband lead a small group at their church devoted to ministering to the needy in their community.
    nancyehead

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

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thank you Nancy

      1. dlallard54gmailcom – Michigan – Deb is a Christian who loves the Lord. Setting aside time for Bible reading and prayer starts her day with His direction. Ask her what she read today. After retiring from Registered nursing, she studied writing with The Institute of Children's Literature. She also holds a B.S. degree in psychology. Her library includes over 50 books on the writing craft and she continues to attend webinars and workshops because there's always something to learn. Going on adventures with hubby and meeting people are her favorite past times. Her three children and their families, including eight grandchildren, provide her unending joy. Deb's favorite books to read? All genres. But she gravitates toward sprinkling her own stories with humor. Eddie Jones is her inspiration along with Mark Twain, Dave Barry, and Erma Bombeck to name a few. Something interesting about Deb? She enjoys reading about and writing about quirky characters. Does that mean Deb is quirky? You be the judge. Visit Deb's website at www.dgardnerallard.com
        dlallard54gmailcom

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

      2. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
        Yvonne

        Amen

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks for visiting and commenting

      1. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
        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 – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
        Yvonne

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

  2. lisamurrayblog – lisamurrayonline.com – Lisa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Nashville, Tennessee. She received an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca University. A former of the worship team for the Women of Faith Conference, Lisa founded the Counseling Ministry at Grace Chapel Leipers Fork where, in addition to therapy services, she coordinates the family ministry programs, including Dynamic Marriage, Love & Respect, Parenting with Love and Logic, and Celebrate Recovery. Lisa specializes in individual healing and growth as well as relationship issues. In her writing and speaking Lisa enjoys exploring the topics of spiritual and emotional wholeness in people's lives and relationships. She and her husband live in Franklin, TN.
    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 – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks Lisa. I appreciate your thoughts

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Yes they can Melissa. Thanks

  3. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    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 – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

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

  4. Unmasking the Mess – I'm a wife, mother, writer and Jesus follower. I make a lot of messes or seem to get into messes. I honestly admit that I need help from God every day. Unmask the mess with me and find out why messes might be good.
    Julie Loos

    Beautiful poem, Yvonne!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thank you Julie. I appreciate the feedback

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

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

  5. Stephen – Maine – Stephen, an Air Force veteran, runs a ministry called Friends Helping Friends, which reaches out to communities with food distribution, youth ministering and the Word of God. He wrote his first published book in 2010 and followed with a study guide for his book in 2011 titled "Acts the Next Generation". In 2011 he graduated from the Apostolic Training Ministry School where he now teaches his course, "Acts the Next Generation" as well as Adult Bible Study. He is a licensed Minster through Celebration Center in Fort Fairfield Maine and his goal will always be to continue to show the world Christ through his walk each day. Stephen and Barbara Lewis have been married since 1991 and have a heart for the Lord and love blessing others physically and spiritually. They live in Maine and have two wonderful children Samantha and Steven, A wonderful daughter In Law Victoria, as well as one Grandchild Xavier whom they Love all of them dearly.
    Stephen Lewis

    Love your message, God Bless you!!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thank you Stephen. It was inspired by God.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      thanks Michelle. God bless

  6. authordlv – Christian writer, author, blogger. Visit my site at https://www.stephendelavega.com.
    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 – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

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

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks Jessica. God is a great source for rest

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