©2003 Susan Noyes Anderson, His Children, Vantage Point Press (poem only)
If ever earth and sky should spin away
and love and truth lie crumbled at your feet,
when all around and in you cries defeat
and hope and faith seem merely words to say–
Say nothing; hear Him whisper to your soul:
“My peace lies in acceptance, not control.”
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
Shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.” – Philippians 4:11-13.