Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sometimes He Calms the Storm

All who sail the sea of faith
Find out before too long
How quickly blue skies can grow dark
And gentle winds grow strong.
Suddenly fear is like white water
Pounding on the soul,
Still we sail on knowing 
That our Lord is in control.
Sometimes He calms the storm
With a whispered "Peace, be still."
He can settle any sea
But it doesn't mean He will.
Sometimes He holds us close
And lets the wind and waves go wild,
Sometimes He calms the storm
And other times He calms His child.

He has a reason for each trial
That we pass through in life,
And though we're shaken 
We cannot be pulled apart from Christ.
No matter how the driving rain beats down 
On those who hold to faith,
A heart of trust will always
Be a quiet peaceful place.
     ~ Scott Krippayne


Gail Hyatt said...

That is absolutely beautiful, Linda. Thanks so much for sharing.

Bonnie said...

A new poet for me.
Merci beaucoup.


Linda said...

Scott Krippayne is actually a Christian recording artist, but he qualifies as a poet with these lyrics in my opinion. He certainly expresses the difficulty of "Thy will be done" in a beautiful way.

Kermit and Elektra said...

I wonder where we could get a copy of that last picture, the black and white of Jesus?

Linda said...

I think I remember where I saw it, and if I can find it again, I'll send it along to you. It's really precious.