Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

Feel a little discouraged, down or even overwhelmed? In my time of study and devotion I came across this poem by Helen Steiner Rice, may it bring you encouragement as it has done for me.


Whevever I am troubled

and lost in deep despair

I bundle all my troubles up

and go to God in Prayer…

I tell Him I am heartsick

and lost and lonely, too,

That my mind is deeply burdened

and I don’t know what to do…

But I know He stilled the tempest

and calmed the angry sea

And I humbly ask if in His love

He’ll do the same for me…

And then I just keep quiet

and think only thoughts of Peace

And if I abide in stillness

my “restless murmurings” cease.

–Helen Steiner Rice

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