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