“You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You—because he trusts in You.”
Perfect peace. . .perfect peace
It sounds like such a dream—
Of going here or flying there
In the times I want to scream.
When pressures mount and problems come
That make it hard to smile,
I wish I had wings and could fly away
To some isolated deserted isle.
Or I’ll try to crowd out the world
And all of its demands on me,
By burying myself in busyness all day
And lots of mindless activities.
But when I finally take time to get alone and pause
In the midst of my problems and strife,
I hear my Lord quietly calling my name
As He brings sweet peace within my life.
“Perfect peace is what I want to give
To you every minute of every day;
It’s not the result of vacations, drink or drugs,
Regardless of what others may say.
“No, the peace I give is the inward kind
That fills your heart with joy;
It’s peace that sustains you in the darkest night
Amidst the devil’s most sinister ploys.
“Yes, perfect peace is that which comes when you
Do fix your thoughts on Me; It gives you hope when all seems lost
By setting your burdened soul free.
“Abide in Me each moment, My child,
When your problems are too great to bear,
And see if perfect peace won’t flood your soul
As you realize I’m always with you right there.”
by Tom Smith