A garden is a pretty place,
A place to find inner peace;
So tranquil is the setting…there,
‘Tis truly God’s masterpiece.
I know that I’ve found comfort,
While taking in its beauty;
Just to take a time of respite there,
A 'time-out' from all of life’s duties.
We can take in all its splendor,
All the flowers, birds…the trees;
And, a calmness comes upon us,
From our cares…we are freed.
Sometimes, we come with heavy hearts,
We feel beat-down…grow weary;
A lot is piled upon our ‘plate’,
But, inside…we feel empty.
You see…this peace isn’t forever,
Because we have so much to ponder;
We’ve been carrying a heavy load,
One…that we must give to Father.
We ask Him for His blessing,
For…we know how much He cares;
We’ve asked others to pray…also,
Just for a time…to be with us…there.
We think that we have the answer,
Yet, sometimes we pray amiss;
Sometimes our answer is so very far,
So far away…from His.
We think we know what we need,
And, we need it…right away;
We ask by faith…believing,
And, that is how we pray.
We wonder why He doesn’t hear us,
We wonder where He’s gone;
We pray…we fast…do penance,
Who does His favor rest upon?
He doesn’t seem to be there,
The heavens are as brass;
What can we do to get His attention,
So that He will hear us…at last?
But, then…a ray of light,
At first…it’s just a glimmer;
Inside…we hear His voice,
And, it makes us quiver!
“My child, I know that you grow weary,
From carrying such a heavy load;
But, why do you try to carry,
This burden…all alone?
“I see the end…from the beginning,
And, I know what’s best for you;
Remember, My ways are not your ways,
I know what is really best…I do!
“Let My life come forth,
It’s buried…deep within;
No struggle, strain and sleepless nights,
This is My rest…now enter in.”
If we are wise…we will surrender,
Not my will…but Thine be done;
We could have found His rest…early,
But, we chose our own way…to run.
So, let’s remember…early-on,
To seek His will…in every matter;
Then, we shall know His perfect peace,
The will of our Heavenly Father!
January 23, 2004
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