God Speaks

by Beverly Alfonso
originally published in
Poems For Life Newsletter :: May 6, 2009

The old is gone
The new has come
And eyes are opened wide,
And now our God is here to stay
And be our constant Guide.

And O what rest
And what relief
It is to follow Him,
We are at peace
Our strivings cease
Our troubles fade to dim.

Life goes on and all around
Midst chaos and confusion,
Those without our great God
Are caught up in delusion.

Peace is found in finding Him
And when we comprehend,
He is our Rock, our comfort zone
Our Refuge without end.

Only God can calm our hearts. He settles our minds when our mind settles on Him. We are easily distracted and alarmed by events and ever changing news announcements. Yet God tells us not to worry and fret and to be anxious for nothing. Do we think, “but God, these things are too big – how can we not worry?” His Word doesn’t differentiate or tell us He can only handle the small things we worry over. God is a big God and He carries our big worries as well as the small ones. If we belong to Him, our burdens are His. His hand of protection is on us; He is our shelter in every storm, He is the Rock that doesn’t shift or move, He is our Refuge of safety. His gift of salvation through Jesus Christ and the indwelling of His Holy Spirit in our lives keeps us and empowers us to trust Him – in all things. The peace that passes understanding is enduring. God speaks and restless hearts and lives turn to Him. He captures our fears and worries and protects us from harm. He speaks peace into our hearts and we are changed forever. Our lives are never the same. Praise Him!

I will listen to what God the Lord will say; He promises peace to His people, His saints.
Psalm 85:8

The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.
Romans 8:6

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3

The Lord replied, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Exodus 33:14