The God of Rest- A Five Minute Friday Poem

It’s Five Minute Friday again where I link up HERE with this great community of writers who all write for five minutes on whatever word Lisa Jo gives us.  Today’s word is REST.  Does that word speak to any of you these days?  I know it does for me.  I wonder what will come out today…here we go!



The God of Rest:

When it all just gets to be too much

and my Spirit burdened be,

‘Tis then Mine eyes can see the Truth-

It’s then I’ve wandered far from Thee.

It’s then that I’ve forgotten how

to take it all to Thee in prayer,

My sight for-shortened only sees,

This fight as mine alone to bear.

Then in the dark , a speck of light-

Will filter through my cloudy view,

My faded smile returning slow

In Thee my Spirit will Renew.

My wish is this (next time I stray),

My Spirit Broken, put to test-

that with Haste my heavy load I’ll come

Unpack with He who gives me Rest.



©Rebekah Ann Stephenson 2013- weliveinspired

“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you REST.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

-Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)




Does your spirit need Rest from the burdens of the world today?  Why not take a minute to “unpack” right now by bringing your cares to Him.  Also feel free to leave a prayer request here, or via private message.  After writing my poem, I thought of a Josh Groban song that you may enjoy.  You can watch below, or click HERE if you can’t see the video.

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