REST IN ME
You are my Shepherd, the One who’s hedge protects me.
Orienteering my thoughts to green pastures
Neighbouring gentle streams.
Far from the dissonance of this world
And the doleful fruit it produces.
Vexing, stinging pain, both physical and emotional.
Filled to the brim with evil impulses and contemptible thoughts.
Spreading like weeds out of control
From the seeds of empty and discontented lives.
Proud, not wanting to submit a knee to God
But demanding one from others.
Their joy comes through destruction
As they lasso and bring down the brute beasts
Who dissent from their worldview.
Punishing them by cancellation.
You call to me, to come away from the tyranny
To turn my focus onto You
Where peace hovers with a sweet smelling aroma
Rising into the heavens.
Higher and higher.
Far above the turmoil below
Until all my sentiments fall on You.
Then You unveil Your creative plans
For me to glorify You and further Your kingdom.
I am renewed, refreshed, reinvigorated
Filled with living water from the Spirit.
A swollen dam of truth
Ready to explode upon the rebellious masses.
Genuine warmth and hope
For true purpose and worth
Which can only be found in the One
Who created them.
REST IN ME
Come to a quiet place and I will give you rest.