10 March 2006

Center of the Storm

When all around me gives way
To tempest-tossed waves
And everyone turns
To their own ways
Life comes crashing
'Round my ears
Violent breakers
Sqeezing tears.
I stand silent,
In the eye of the storm,
Amidst a Peace and Love
So warm.
God still gives peace
In the center of the storm.

Hold back in abeyance these howling winds?
Nay, I find refuge in my Beloved's arms.
That which hurts me makes me stronger!
I shall hold fast
To the Rock of my salvation.
Clinging only to Him,
And not these passing, battered rafts.

Hold fast my hand in Thine,
For only You give Peace
In the midst of the storm.

Originally written on 20 February 2006


At 10 March, 2006 14:40, Blogger TheEarthCanBeMoved said...

The ideology has gotten me through many a tough time up here.

At 10 March, 2006 15:18, Blogger Carey said...

I'm sure.

At 11 March, 2006 02:18, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Great stuff.

At 11 March, 2006 05:02, Blogger Consecrated said...

Amen, He is our rock and our salvation.
Your poem reminded me of Psalm 61. "Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for thou has been a shelter for me".

At 11 March, 2006 05:23, Blogger Ednella said...

One of my internet buddies wrote a poem with the same gyst. She wrote it in TX when they were experiencing Hurricane Rita. Great poem, Carey!

At 11 March, 2006 05:24, Blogger Ednella said...

Hey, if you want to check out some stuff I write, here is a link to my page. I have a poetry collection called "Lirit" (Sindarin Elvish for "song" I believe.)



At 11 March, 2006 07:58, Blogger Carey said...

Thanks, Nella. I shall enjoy reading your work.

Leila, Psalm 61 was what I had in mind.

At 11 March, 2006 14:03, Blogger Redeemed said...

Very nice, Carey. Thanks for sharing that.


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