Saturday, February 21, 2009

Peace in Him Alone

I went to Costco. I tried to smile, but there was none. Emotions are so strong!
Ruth Bell Graham wrote poetry and I found one of her pieces that describes where my heart is these days.
She understood the struggles of the heart; how circumstances can pull us up and down with no place of security; and, she knew where her peace and fulfillment could be found. As she cried for "Jesus alone" my heart joins with hers - in Him alone may I be "content, satisfied!"

Dusty my soul tonight.
Earth has been dear.
Bewildered, I come to You,
Father God, hear.
Idols that charm me,
dreams that allure,
pains that alarm me,
suspense to endure,
memories that linger,
thoughts that ensnare,
a heart that is aching,
all crumpled by care,
unsatisfied, restless,
scarce able to pray--
everything, everything
take it away.
Only You,
none but You,
Jesus alone:
ashes the rest to me,
songs with a groan,
take them each one away--
mind not my tears--
lift me above this earth's
joys and its fears,
give me Yourself alone--
nothing beside--
so will I be with You,
content,
satisfied!


From Clouds are the Dust of His Feet
by Ruth Bell Graham 1992

4 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks so nuch for this poem.It echos what my heart feels these days.I KNOW that in the end God will be glorified,but right now there is a lot of pain.
Blessings,Ruth

Sidney Trobairitz said...

We go up. We come down. Nice that He stays the same, eh? I love you!

SK and Family said...

I hope you are feeling better. Have a wonderful week!
:)Hugs,
Katherine

Diane said...

Yes, Ruth - God will be glorified. I will be praying for you too.
Sidney - love you, too!
Katherine - thank you :)