In the Stillness
by Jennifer Wood
June 26, 2017

Last week I was having quite the struggle within myself.  I was disappointed and discouraged, struggling in myself with some things.  I went to work at the Pregnancy Center that particular day and sat among my fellow sisters in Christ during our prayer time.  Usually I pray out loud with them, but I just felt the need to be quiet before God and let the Spirit pour out my heart to the Father.  I'm not exactly sure where it came from, if someone said the phrase or it just popped into my mind, but the words 'in the stillness' just stuck.  And this time, instead of just writing a regular blog on the phrase like I normally would, I wrote a poem.  Today I would like to share that poem with you.

In the stillness I now come, seeking God's most gracious care;
In the stillness, sitting quiet, lifting up my heart in prayer.
Sometimes I've no words to utter, I just want to feel God near;
When for me the Spirit whispers, my Father up above will hear.

In the stillness I seek comfort when the battle rages strong.
In the stillness, sitting quiet, the Spirit sings to God my song.
Sometimes it's a song of sadness, or maybe it's a song of fear;
I just know that when He sings it my Father up above will hear.

In the stillness I seek light to shine into my rainy day.
In the stillness, sitting quiet, letting the Spirit help me pray.
Sometimes it's a prayer of searching, or a prayer for needed cheer;
I just know that when He prays it my Father up above will hear.

In the stillness I seek joy to calm my heart and bring me peace.
In the stillness, sitting quiet, the Spirit helps my struggle cease.
At times the struggle's for myself, or sometimes it's for those so dear;
I just know that when He tells it my Father up above will hear.

In the stillness with my Father and a heart that is sincere;
In the stillness, sitting quiet, lifting up my heart in prayer.