five minute friday poetry

Discovering quiet in the midst of busyness

How do you find quiet as you deal with an intrusive, noisy-busy world?

What helps you to seek soul solace, rest and peace?

It can be hard if we have nowhere to hide out for a while, or no-one to turn to when we need a gentle listening ear for our pain.

God alone knows what we need, deep in our hearts, what benefits us most.

I find quietening my soul before God is the best medicine whenever I am hurting or overwhelmed. Click To Tweet

In pursuing quiet I inevitably sink into solitude, rest in its silent depths.

Being away from disturbance and distraction means I can better focus on God’s presence with me and within me.

And that is so needful when heart and mind are often restless and easily turned away from peace.

My soul desires to quieten and connect with the flow of Living Water, swim in its healing stream. Click To Tweet

My mind begins to align with the Divine and my spirit seeks unity with the sacred.

I make room to remember, a place to pause and space to simply Be.

With five-minute-friday writing, we’re in a supportive community yet each offering springs from a time of private, attentive quiet. Here’s what I received today…

A quest for quiet

a quest for quiet WoJ

Today I hear wind whipping wild around

the house like a roaring lion, intent

on chasing its own disappearing tail

following a diversionary trail

 

I seek the sanctuary of silence

My soul craves quiet above all

Finding it in the midst of moments

where I make room for God’s presence

 

Because when we take time to listen

we aim to subdue outer and inner

noise, clamour of the world

jarring harsher than any wind

 

I pause, ponder and pray a while, noticing

how quiet pervades these everyday

encounters as we dance with the divine

Imbuing them with holy significance

 

as we calm our souls to quiet within

There we find restoration and peace

for our hurried and harried hearts

Although quiet can seem an unlikely

quest in the middle of busyness

 

But I am learning how to spiritually

still my soul, developing quiet

as a necessary, inner rest that can

soothe, remake and mend me best

©JoyLenton2016

In the quiet we hear our own heartache sounding loud but we also hear God's still, small voice. Click To Tweet

And if we lean in and listen well we receive His whispering comfort to our souls.

Joining in quietly here with fellow #FMF writers sharing their words on this week’s theme of ‘quiet’ over at Kate Motaung’s place. Also linking with Barbie at Whispers of Grace for #WeekendWhispers. You’re warmly invited to join us.

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