Amidst the noise and troublesome ways
Our heart it yearns to see,
The tender touch of peace and beauty
When it’s hidden behind the scenes.
Amidst the noise and chaos
And all tumultuous of waves,
Is a hungry heart that seeks escape
With all restorative ways.
Amidst the pain our tears are bottled
And preserved for eternity;
As our character is changed and moulded
When with faith our eyes will see.
Amidst the calamities
There’s a peace to be claimed,
When Jesus calms our storms within
As we cry upon His name.
Amidst all the valleys
When despondency remains;
The floods will never overtake
When in our heart He reigns.
He rebukes the winds in our life
With all accompanying noise;
He silences the lying whispers
And the darkness of their voice.
There’s a never-ending hope in Christ
When we see beyond the circumstance;
Knowing there are better days
And a time to sing and dance.
But to sing and worship throughout trials
This is honourable indeed;
As it’s proof that the soil of the heart
Is planted with good seed.
(C) P.B. 2021
“And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves…But He said to them, ‘Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?’ Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.” Matthew 8:24-26
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
“A time to mourn, and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3:4
“My brethren, count in all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4
“Behold, a sower went out to sow…But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” Matthew 13:3-8
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4