Peace, happiness, security-

we reach for these,

but they often

slip from our grasp

as life

wreaks

its

havoc

on

our

hearts,

and we hit bottom.

Chaos flutters

around

our

heads like

bats,

worries crowd in and fill our ears eyes and lungs until they're our

every waking moment and we can't breathe as they surround us,

and loss,

coming and going in a flash,

takes us out at the knees,

rips someone from their place

in our hearts,

and leaves us

b-r-o-k-e-n

on the ground

with no way out…


Until-

a still, small voice

beckons you

out

of your pain;

the whisper

of a Father who

promises

love,

peace,

and an end to the darkness.

His arms encircle you,

His presence fills you,

His love hushes your pain,

like a mother quieting her child,

changing your tears

of heartache

to those

of awe

that this kind of love

should not only

simply

exist

but be given to you.

And on the heels of love

comes peace.