There Is No Peace

No peace in this troubled world
Wars, rumours of wars,
Turmoil, threats, anxiety, fear,
Anger, evil, retribution,
Boiling up,
Spilling over
And flowing all over our land
And the world.
There is no peace!

No peace in unbelieving hearts;
Hatred, distrust, uncertainty,
Guilt, resentment, sin
Jealousy, envy, and pride
Until there is no room left
For peace!

When Jesus comes
He brings His own peace,
Peace we cannot understand
Or explain,
Sweeping out worry, fretting,
Sorrow, sin and pain.
When we trust Him
There is peace!

Without Him,

There is no peace!

Honoria A. Groves

February 24, 2003