Troubled Waters

So, I’m really not 100% sure what made this poem pour out of me at 5:45 this morning, but it did. I was kind of struck by looking at a dear friend’s eyes yesterday and seeing one who was troubled, and it stirred that up in me as well. Anyway, I’m not sure if any readers are feeling ‘troubled’ right now, and of course, I hope you aren’t. But if you are, here are a few reminders to not look at the waves around…that in the midst of waves, we can ‘let not our heart be troubled.” I probably drive people crazy with my love of metaphors and analogies, but they sure help me keep perspective! And keeping perspective—it’s a discipline of sorts, isn’t it? It sure is for me anyway!  I would’ve posted it this morning, but just wanted to add visuals… Okay, so moving on… here’s the poem…

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Troubled waters, Turbulent seas

I see them in you, I see them in me

Troubled waters, Troubled times

Winds of change, can’t change the tide

pier2Tides roll out, tides roll in

Storms stir up what the tide brings in

What’s revealed was hidden for a time

Don’t fear what’s seen…Don’t close your eyes

to troubled waters,

Troubled waters

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Waves that stir the heart of me

Can be stilled momentarily

What is now won’t always be

Steady heart ~ resilient be

Undefined by winds of change

Yet unresigned to stay the same

Troubled heart, troubled soul

Rise above where the waters flow

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Troubled heart troubled mind

What we seek we so often find

So often the seeing is beyond what’s seen

Perspective changes everything

in troubled waters

Even in troubled waters

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Storms are stilled, winds blow away

Steady hearts ~ steady remain

Centered mind, grounded soul

Stay in the depths where the waves won’t go

in troubled waters

Even in troubled waters.

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Steady heart, Anchored soul

In troubled seas ‘Be still and know’

Winds of change and turbulent seas

Can’t touch the heart where deep calls to deep

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Steady  heart , anchored soul

Be steeped in truth, in what you know

that no height, nor depth, nor anything

can separate from the one who clings

In troubled waters

Even in troubled watersDSCN8307

Troubled waters, Turbulent seas

I see them in you, I see them in me

Troubled waters, Troubled times

Winds of change, can’t change the tide

Amidst life’s storms, God would grant us peace

and calls “Fix your eyes on me”

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The waves that roar will rise and fall

But steady is he who heeds the call

In troubled waters

Even in troubled waters.

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“Let not your heart,

troubled be

Believe in God

Believe in me”

In trouble waters.

Even in troubled waters.

Blessings ~

heather

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  “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

John 14:27

 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

John 14:1

“Courage, dear heart.” 

C.S. Lewis

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