I take my solitude as it comes
a gift that drops unexpectedly
but often when I seek it out
I seek it in the woods or sea.
There the waves lap close to shore
and crashing, murmurs of God’s approach;
then boldly run my thoughts to Him
knowing He hears me when I speak.
Or in the forest glades I wander
where the sunlit patches fall
and breezes stir and winds do whisper
my heavenly Father’s thoughts of me.
If there are times when I am hindered
from nature’s sweet and cherished havens,
then I stand in crowded rooms, solitary
but not alone, recalling God’s words to me.
Or on the sidewalks or busy streets
in parks or suburbs I look up to see
clouds in the sky or the starry expanse
and praise the God of earth, sky, and sea.
Solitude can be so lonely, isolation keeping me
a tormented prisoner, without my Father’s company;
but my soul does wiser grow, sweeter still and richer,
when His Spirit, drawing near, breathes to set me free.
4 thoughts on “Solitude and Setting”
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This one is so beautiful.
” There the waves lap close to shore, and crashing, murmurs of God’s approach;
then boldly run my thoughts to Him, knowing He hears me when I speak.
What a thought so descriptively put !!!! Awesome.
Sharing it on my FB to inspire others as we approach the most sacred event of the year.
Thanks for your sweet response. May God bless you in this season of reflection, renewed devotion, and anticipated joy. How good and gracious is God our Savior!
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