Beside Still Waters

I took this photo on the beach in Carlsbad, CA

Photo taken while at the beach in Carlsbad, CA

Just after the breaking of the wave,
There is a stillness that settles onto the shore.
When the wave stretches out, and for one brief moment
Relinquishes its roar.

It is fleeting, though,
This kind of settling still.
Yet also calming, like the soft scent of rain
After a downpours’ mighty shrill.

Impossible to capture is rest free of gale,
Or to maintain peace absent wintering wind.
This type of rest is but elusive,
It rushes off ‘ere washing in.

 Such calm cannot linger
For like the waves, it ebbs and rolls.
Only rest found by abiding,
Brings about the still with which God bestows.

Do you ever wish the storms would cease?
Do you long to stay beside still waters?

We can find peace by abiding in God, even when the storms have not yet subsided.

Sue Nash/2013


9 thoughts on “Beside Still Waters

  1. Valarie

    I love that you wrote about peace this morning. I have just finished my blog for today, and it too is about peace! What a mighty God we serve that He speaks the same things to His children no matter how far the miles are in between. God bless you, today, friend!

    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      Amen to that. I have a friend who always seems to get the same things from God that I do, often on the same days. How we need peace! Blessings on your day ahead and thanks. Sue

  2. Jane Bridges

    Beautiful picture, Beautiful poem and even more beautiful is that PEACE OF GOD THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING!! Thanks as always, Sue! Blessings!!!

    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      I would love to see photos of the beach by where you live. I grew up on the Atlantic, in Florida but it was about a 45 minute drive (too far, in my opinion). Thanks so much. I LOVE the ocean!

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