Life’s Storms

I really like that saying I’ve seen around, “Sometimes God calms the storm and sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.” That’s the seed for this poem.

Stormy Seas Evgeni Dinev


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Life’s Storms

Today, my world is filled peace.
I do not feel the storm,
Though it may rage outside my heart,
Inside, I’m safe and warm.
The Lord is stilling fiercest winds
And tempests that may blow.
He is my peace, my place of rest
No matter where I go.
Sometimes, God stills the raging storm
And calms the roiling sea;
At other times, He lets it storm
And puts the calm in me.
You, too, can have this sense of peace
Though storms of life get wild.
For sometimes God will calm the storm;
Sometimes, His precious child.
It doesn’t matter which He does
You still can find the peace.
If you will let Him, God will make
The storm or panic cease.
Just hide yourself in Jesus, where
No worries can invade,
And fear caused by the roughest storm
Will surely, quickly fade.

© 2013 Denise McKenney

Feel free to print, share or repost anything on this blog. I do ask that you let me know if you use one of my poems on your blog or at your church somehow. It might give me an idea of better ways to spread His words, which I am always looking to do. And of course, always keep the copyright symbol and my name with the poem so I continue to have the right to use them. You may not realize that if something is posted enough times without the copyright notice, I could lose the copyright and then someone else could conceivably file for a copyright and I would no longer be able to use my own poems! It has happened, so please make sure the (c) is always on the poem whenever you repost. Thanks!

God bless,
Denise McKenney

About dforchrist

I am a 50+-year-old Christian, live in Indiana with my husband and 3 cats, and love Jesus. God has been giving me the ability to write incredible poems lately as well as the urge to share them. I pray they touch you as He intends.
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