Sunday, June 20, 2010

There Is Peace


There is Peace

There is peace in the center of my soul this very day
As I sit here in the silence and bow my head to pray

It is more than just a feeling and a happy place to be
It’s a very real contentment and assurance just for me

Assurance that the Master left His throne and came to earth
Gave His life for my transgressions… took my failings… gave me worth

There is peace… past understanding…yet I claim it just the same
He gave me kinship… and a family… through adoption… and His name

Now I wear the name of Christian… and I pray… I wear it well
May those seeking this contentment find my Lord and avoid Hell

May they have this peaceful “Filling of His Spirit” in their soul
May their life be so rewarding… now that Heaven is their goal

There is peace in serving Jesus… loving Him… and living right
You no longer have to worry ‘bout the devil and his fright!

You have victory and courage… fighting battles through His power
If you’ll first spend some alone time in his Word for ‘bout an hour

Time in prayer for spirit renewal… and to pray for others too
There is peace in this agenda… I enjoy it… how ‘bout you?

“Oh what peace we often forfeit… oh what pain we often bear
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer”

Even songs can lift our spirit and bring peace into our heart
There is peace …and there is plenty…won’t you reach out for your part?

What He’s done so well for others he will also do for you
It’s a gift… free for the taking…nothing that you have to do

Oh we struggle… and we falter… and we try so very hard
To achieve such high endeavors and get good marks on our card

But all we need to do is “be still” and know that He is God…
There is peace within this stillness… wait on Him…you will be Awed!

Linda Hogeland June 2010

14 comments:

Karin said...

Oh, the joy of that peace that passes understanding! Thanks for blessing us all with your poems! Beautiful!

Caty said...

I needed this today, thank you :)

Deanna said...

Linda, God bless.

simplebeauty said...

Oh Linda,

What a well written poem. What truth!! I loved it!

I loved the part about being still and spending time in the word for 'bout an hour. It is a wonderful goal to work towards and achieve.

Thank you so much for sharing your poems. I really enjoy them!!!

Lynnette Kraft said...

What a beautiful poem. I feel your heart and the hope that you have in Jesus.

Love,
Nettie

Jingle said...

best wishes...

simplebeauty said...

Linda,

I love that your grand daughters are dressing up and playing Hotel! What a super idea!! I use to play house at my Grandpa's gas station in Marion Ks. He would let my brothers and boy cousins help with the filling station part and the fishing shop part (ummm gross) and then he would put their camper out back and let me play house. Beautiful childhood memories.

Thank you for your always encouraging comments. Linda they bless my heart so much! Thank you thank you! Have a wonderful Tuesday! :o) Ashley DeLen

Holly said...

What a feeling to have God's peace and assurance!

cindy said...

beautiful words so aptly put-

take care-
cindy

~ shi ~ said...

Hi Linda...

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner...I know, I need to kick it up a knotch and get me in gear and start bloggin more...I will..I have pictures of our trip to our daughters to put up..what a beautiful trip through utah, nv, id and oregon!...And oh the joy of being with the girls outr oldest got to go with us so two of our kids together with our sonininlaw and grandson!!!! YEAH!!!

Did you have a grand week with your grand children? I sure hope so... :)

Thanks for loving my photography...I wish it would start selling and help sabu...I keep waiting to see where Jesus wants me to go with that ???

Your such a loving and kind friend ..thanks God Bless Shi~

izmir ilaƧlama said...

Congratulations to the hands of health was good sharing

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

A beautiful post...
“Oh what peace we often forfeit… oh what pain we often bear
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer”
what true words...

thanks for your sweet comments...

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

I love your poems, Linda...your entire family is so talented! His perfect peace brings such reassurance...we can always rest in Him!

Love you...

Sara said...

Rejoicing in peace! Delighted to meet you today. I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a delightful spot to slip off my shoes and drench myself in goodness.

Splashin,
Sara