September 12, 2017
Life gets crazy at times. We all know.I am in one of those seasons with many challenges all at once and a hurricne coming to town did NOT increase my faith, bring me more peace of mind, nor inspire restful sleep. . .until. . .
I hunger for quiet rest.
My strength fails me,
my courage weakened,
I cry out to you
and hear only pounding wind
and pouring rain.
Fear grips my soul as I wonder
what more do I have to lose?
Then over the menacing storm I hear them . . .
birds singing in the tree in my yard.
As always, you are here!
By Martha L Shaw ©2017
August 17, 2017
on a shady and unpaved road
is VERY hard on these weak legs,
I always liked to walk with Him.
Wish He was here now.
Just Him here would bring rest
to my weary heart.
Wish I could do all I used to do . . .
but my soul is young though my body not so much.
Maybe HE could still . . .
I stood a moment,
gathered my thoughts,
and felt His hand squeeze mine!
In my distraction,
I didn’t notice He was there all along waiting and loving me!
By Martha L Shaw – © 2017
So easy to set aside worries in daylight, but those pests do torment at night. I’ve taken to prayer in their midst, but when they shout too loud I seek Christian broadcasting, and rest in it, and the Lord has led me each night this week to the perfect verse to touch my heart and soul and assure me “I AM” Here’s last night’s – a favorite!
11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jer 29:11