This week for the devotion I’d like to share a poem written by a 17 year old that was yesterday’s devotion from the Upper Room. It spoke a word of peace into my busy day. Perhaps it will do the same for you. The poem originally appeared in a United Methodist teen-devotional resource called “devozine.” If you have a middle-school or high school student you wish to bless, a “devozine” subscription would make a great gift. Simple click on the link at the bottom of the poem for more info.
BE STILL and let my love surround you,
Be calm now that my grace has found you.
Be joyful now that i have set you free.
Be trusting and follow me faithfully.
Remember all I have done for you.
Remember that my love is true.
Remember who I made you to be,
Remember that I love you and the best is yet to be.
When life gets hard and you want to give up,
When the road gets long and the path gets tough,
When you’re scared and alone and you want to hide,
When the whole world’s against you, I’ll be by your side.
Be still and let my love wash over you.
Be still and watch all I can do.
Be still and believe in me.
Be still and I will set you free.
– devozine, January-Feb 2018
“Be Still and Be Free'” by Angelina Palumbo, age 17, in devozine, the lifestyle devotional magazine for teens, January-February 2018. Copyright © 2018 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.