God’s Peace Is So Dear

A peaceful scene close to home

A peaceful scene close to home ~ taken last spring

Our time of fasting together as a local church body is over.  As I pondered what God did in my heart, I realized that although the many urgent prayer needs I sought Him for show no signs of change, He did do a work in my heart.  I found a level of peace in the midst of the battle that I desperately needed. 

I rest assured knowing that God has seen every tear and heard my supplications.  While I wait for Him to reveal the work wrought on my knees, I rest in His peace that is beyond comprehension.  A peace that makes no sense in the natural.  Given by the Spirit, the peace He brings is sufficient for the journey.  It is near and dear to the heart.

God’s Peace Is So Dear

No trepidation
Nor furrowed brow;
God takes our worries
Away somehow.

A peace that lingers
Though troubles stay;
Past understanding,
How peace remains.

Every fretting heart
His peace will change;
By the power of Christ,
Distress does wane.

But to find such peace
One must seek Him.
Only on our knees
  Does anguish dim.

It is when our cares
To Christ we bring,
That He lifts us up
On eagle’s wing.

As we plead for help
With prayers poured out,
He will heed each cry
Without a doubt.

We can thank God now
  That He does hear,
  And for peace He gives;
It is so dear.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6, 7

Sue Nash/2014

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26 thoughts on “God’s Peace Is So Dear

  1. Rob Barkman

    “I realized that although the many urgent prayer needs I sought Him for show no signs of change, He did do a work in my heart.”
    Wonderful! Oh, that we all might be blessed as you, Sue! May He continue to bless you and the ministry.

  2. Erick

    Funny how when we are most focused on the needs of others it is then that the Lord does the greatest works in us. Thank you and Blessings…

  3. theywhoseek

    Ah, that wonderful soothing peace that our dry and thirsty souls gasps for is ever near when we seek Him in all things. Love this one Sue! ~ Blessings and may God keep you in His perfect peace ~

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  5. Skye

    Your post is so encouraging even though you did not see results in the immediate. A changed heart can be the biggest blessing. Thank you, Sue! 🙂

    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      You are welcome Skye. We want the instant results, but God teaches us so much as we learn to patiently wait. And in the process, changes us for the better. Thanks. I appreciate your feedback.


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