Quiet my soul

Mar 01, 2024 by Leoma G Gilley, in INSIDE: Reflections

The words in Isaiah 30:15 caught my attention a few days ago. It says, "in quietness and confidence is your strength." I don't know about you, but I feel very weak at times, especially when I'm busy. Maybe that's the price I pay for being an introvert. I've been praying for different situations in the world, and I quickly become overwhelmed. These words challenged me, and maybe the poem that came to me will help you if you feel similarly challenged.

Quiet my soul, O God.
My world is in chaos and noise
with sounds of war, cries of anguish,
hungry children, grieving widows,
broken men and women.
Quiet my soul, O God.

How can I find quiet in this world?
Division, hatred, revenge,
aggression, suffering, pain.
Is anyone in control of this hopeless world?
Am I confident in God's sovereignty?

I believe, LORD. Help my unbelief.
Your ways are beyond my understanding.
Your plans are greater than I can know.
Bring me into your quiet sanctuary
and comfort me with the confidence
of your sovereignty over all.

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