Friday, January 13, 2012

He Is My Peace...Poem



He Is My Peace

Life is filled with stressful times, and we must find our rest...
In our dear Savior Jesus Christ...we can be so blessed
How often do we faint and fall...and struggle on our own?
When Jesus gave his life for us, and chose us as his own

Why can't we just rely on him and never fret or worry?
It is because we jump ahead... we're always in a hurry
We don't accept his peace and rest...but rush ahead in fear
When we should run into His arms, and know that He is near!

In this world we will have trials, and that's a guarantee
But Jesus hears our every prayer, and knows each desperate plea
Today I'm calling out to Him amidst my list of woes
And I will wait in quietness, and let him fight the foes

For I am weak, but He is strong...in Him I find release
And so I bow before His throne, and seek much needed peace
I know that it will come to me in His appointed time
He lifts my head and speaks to me with soothing words sublime

By Linda Hogeland Jan. 2012

I was stressed today and my blood pressure was up. I settled down and communed with the Lord, and wrote this poem. I know that he is in control...and I am trusting Him. He is my peace!

The beautiful sunrise is a picture from my daughter's house out in the country. They see the most beautiful sunrises! I look at this and it just reminds me of my Creator. He holds the whole world in His hands!


The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.

~ Psalm 29:11, NLT

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23 comments:

Karin said...

Awesome sunrise photo and I just saw an awesome sunset from my window! All in all it's been a great and peaceful day! Loved the poem!

susanwalkergirl said...

Beautiful poem and beautiful picture Linda.

Not only did the Lord calm your spirit, but did so with me too. Thank you for being a blessing and reminding us the peace and rest that is found in Christ alone.

Blessings in Christ...Susan

Mamawsplace said...

This is beautiful. And very calming. He can provide such peace to our soul when we "Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10. Sometimes I forget to do that as I struggle to handle things on my own. Thank you for this wonderful reminder that He is in control at all times. Still praying for your brother and trusting that the Lord is healing him and watching over him. Have a great day!

Rebecca said...

You are so incredibly gifted. I love your writings... I'm more than comforted by them my friend.

I'm thinking a book is in you. I would sooo buy it!

Love you~

Rebecca

Jedidja said...

Beautiful writing!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

That was beautiful. There's an old church song that I just love to sing and play on the piano, "He is my peace." So beautiful to hear when I'm feeling the stresses of life overtake me. Hope you're doing better today!

Jenilee said...

I love how God's Word can fill us with peace. Loved your poem. You get some rest!!

Prairiemaid said...

Hello, Linda

Lovely poem. Thanks for visiting my blog! And I am glad yours is one I can comment on! yea!

Keeping your brother in my prayers.

Blessings,
Cheryl

charinabrooks said...

What a beautiful poem Linda! Thanks for stopping by my little place. Will add you to the blogs I heart :).

All good things!

Lindy said...

Beautiful poem! Thanks for stopping by!

Celebrating Eve said...

Beautiful post. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. God bless you.

Laura Rath said...

This is a beautiful poem Linda, I love it! I will be back to visit again.
Thanks for visiting my blog today and for your kind words!
In Christ,
Laura

Child of God said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

What a gift you have! I love this poem.

Jesus, our Comforter and our strength. He is our all and always provides for us.

My favourite part of your poem is this.... "For I am weak, but He is strong...in Him I find release"

How true! In Him only will we find release.

God Bless,
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BARBIE said...

Ah, His peace. There is nothing like it. The poem is beautiful and it really ministered to me and helped me remember that He alone is the Prince of Peace. Thanks for linking up today!

Cyndi@Walking in Grace and Beauty said...

Such a sweet poem! and I love the picture.
Blessings,
Cyndi
P.S. I hopped over from Freshly Brewed Sundays

simplystriving said...

Beautiful, Linda. As is your heart. I enjoyed my time here today. So nice to "meet" you! Let's visit again soon :)
~nikki

Savories of Life said...

Saw your frandaughters post on my blog friedns blog! Great. I am praying for dan and enjoyed this post. Do come over!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

So true, Momma Linda...I love your poems. He is our peace, indeed!

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Beautiful! You have quite a gift!

ღ soraya ღ said...

Nice post...thank you for so much for sharing...blessings...soraya

Rebecca said...

Just had to come by and thank you first for your sweet words on my bloggie. You bless me. Then I was just a tad bit curious if you'd written anymore fabulous poetry.

It's a blessing!

Such talent is a gift to you!

I'm so glad you share it!

Love, Rebecca

Becca said...

Beautiful poem! And so very true. When things don't go as I planned or situations start to look rough it is hard for me not to worry. I can't stand that feeling! I have to remind myself over and over to just put it all in His hands. He always sees me through!

That is also a very gorgeous sunrise!

Thank you for all of your comments lately! You are the sweetest!

Pastor Scott Lewis said...

I was finishing my sermon for Sunday morning and I was looking for someone who had said. He is my peace. So I googled the words He is my peace and up came your poem. It is a blesing and I hope you don't mind if I use it in my sermon tomorrow. Pastor Scott Lewis