(Jesus said) Peace be Still

Oh My Heart Be Still

My aching heart,

My stammering tongue, 

Anxiousness quivering my nerves

Doubt mingled with curiosity 

Causes my wondering soul to stir 

Ready to react, warring within to reply,

Response murmuring upon my lips.

Yet Jesus said. " Peace be still." 

Hands shaking wanting to fight. 

My heart lacking rhythm

Beating at its own plight

Warning me this is not well,

Though My Jesus had said,"Peace be still."

Oh Jesus as the prophet hath spoken

"I am cut off." What did Jeremiah know?

How did he wail to you from his pain?


If to live is Christ and to die is gain

Why in my heart must I feel pain?

Travail hath abounded herself in me

Has kept me from happiness

Joy doth elude my soul

Fear encompasses all around

Laughter bound by sorrow

Has marked me with sin's stain

My spirit is broken dear LORD

I must learn from your word

I heard as David cried out

Return the joy of Thy salvation

Renew Thy spirit within me

Let me no longer lament

But before Thy throne repent, 

Teach me within my soul 

From Thy love not to part

Write upon my heart

Place into my will,

"Peace Be Still"


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

up & beautiful! and so let all our hearts cry "Thy will be done..."


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

samsoms1 thanks appreciate comment, I had to really search to learn those words of just being still, peace be still


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

A beautiful poem. Very stirring. Thank you.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Thank you Dave glad you liked the poem.


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Tamarajo 6 years ago from Southern Minnesota

beautiful reflections of the workings of repentance. I recognize them in the waves of your words. Your poem mirrors seasons that I've moved in.

lovely poetry


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Tamarajo, thanks for the nice comment,repentance is what the Lord seeks from us.


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

Beautiful words from the heart! Did feel your hurt...so good we have a living God, who hears our prayers! Wonderful Hub Michael:)


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

heart, yes HE does hear our prayers. Thank you for the lovely comment!


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heavenbound5511 6 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

Great poem!


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Thanks heavenbound


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

Don't know how I missed this. Glad I went back and found it. I hear the acheing of your soul in this. Because we live in a fallen world and faith is our only anchor to the divine, it is part of the natural order of things to have such anxieties. That's why we were given the word. That's why there are so many scriptures dealing with our anxiety. This was a great read. I felt a kindred spirit as I read.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Fred,Thanks for the kind words. I felt that spirit too, that's why I had to share this on hubpages.


tinamarie9884 6 years ago

Put together very well, there are times in everyone's life when they will feel just like that. Many blessings to you.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

tinamarie thank you glad you enjoyed. Some words I put together just thinking of how we need to just stop and listen sometimes.


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John J Robertson 6 years ago

Awesome hub! I was truely blessed.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

John welcome, glad you liked this little peom


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

I always show support for my friends. Thank you for reciprocating!


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Thumbs up fred


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Barbara Kay 6 years ago from USA

Beautiful poem. You have a beautiful dog, but then I've always thought Springers are the most beautiful dogs you can have. I now have a Brittany.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

barbara thank you and yes we love our Springer, he is the best dog I have ever had, besides my male pug


Justcallmeleroy 6 years ago

Micheal, Love the Poem the examples are great. The are true to the Heart. God Bless


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

leroy, thanks for your comment, glad to see you drop in.


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sweetguide 4 years ago from River side

Oh I love this place


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Michael Adams1959 4 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

sweetguide,

Thanks for reading and welcome to my hubs I pray they are a sense of encouragement for you

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