Today I'm hurting really bad all over my body. I'm not sleeping. And, my sinuses are torturing me. The thing is, I'm not depressed or even sad. I have this joy and peace that are really don't even understand. I wrote this poem when my life was spiraling out of control and God began letting me see His peace that passes all understanding. I hope it encourages someone who may be facing hurt, sickness, or pain-because if you'll ask, he will give you a "Joy and Peace Unexplained"
Joy and Peace Unexplained
Dear Jesus, how do I begin to say thanks
For the feelings you've placed in my heart
You placed here a peace and joy unexplained
About things that could've torn me apart
It excites my heart to see how Your Word
Plays out before my learning eyes
When life is bad or when things are good
Your word answers all of my "Whys”
It was years ago, what a gloomy, scary day
My husband almost lost his dear life
He was hit by a and I asked, "Why, dear Lord?"
The news cut my heart like a knife
But Father, as Romans 8: 28 states
You worked it all out for the good
He was promoted to the office as we 'd been praying for
His pain brought what nothing else would
I lifted wrong and hurt my back
Found myself flat in the bed
I cried, "Lord, Why? How we'll make it?”
My house! Their school! How we'll fed?
Philippians 4:19, Lord
You've supplied our every need
school paid, my house cleaned, and food Brought in
More love than we never seen
I found out now that surgery’s for sure
But first I must have painful shots
I asked, "Why?" and I said "I can’t do it!"
"I'm scared!" These were some of my thoughts
But I opened Philippians 4:13
You showed me "all things" I can do
Even get through scary times of my life
If I remember that my strength comes from You
Then I cried, "Why Lord? I'm trying to do right!"
"Why do I suffer much strife?"
You led me to Psalm 34: 17
When I cry, You'll deliver my life
Well, finally through searching and yearning
And praying for that unsurpassed peace
You showed me Philippians 4: 6&7
"Cast my cares and spend time on my knees
I'm learning to cast my cares upon You
You gave me your word for the rain
Thank you my Savior, I don't understand
I feel joy and peace unexplained
I love you Lord!!