Monday, March 31, 2014

God's Way

                                                            He calms the mighty ocean
                                                            with the whisper of his breath
                                                            heals the sick and afflicted
                                                            restores a lost soul from death

                                                            His eyes are always wide open
                                                            to this world of peril and woe
                                                            he rises to each occasion
                                                            and miracles continue to grow

                                                            He is the road to salvation
                                                            our mighty sword and shield
                                                            the rock of all the ages
                                                            he proved on Calvary's hill

                                                            I'll look to his love in all things
                                                            in the wave of each swaying branch
                                                            in each breath, each step and moment
                                                            I'll pause to my God and give thanks

                                                            So when turbulent waters surround me
                                                            and clear skies turn to gray
                                                            I'll look for sunshine beyond them
                                                            and let God have his own way

                                                            © Susie Swanson, 2014

I want to give ya'll a little update. I'm having some sickness right now that's been going on for quite some time. I'll not go into details but I wanted ya'll to know I've missed your wonderful posts and visiting your blogs. It always makes my day. I will be back soon God's Willing,  and please keep me in your prayers and I'm praying for ya'll as well. Hugs and love, Susie


  1. Oh, Susie, I was really hoping you were well on the road to recovery by now. I'm sorry. I WILL pray. Our God is faithful.

    1. Thank you Elaine. It's an ongoing thing. Can't seem to get better, strangest thing I've ever had. God is loyal and faithful.

  2. I was also hoping to hear you were all well and back to feeling like you should. I am praying for you and thank you so much for your prayers for me. This poem brings me a peaceful feeling. Hugs.....

    1. Thank you Charlotte. I'm still praying for you. We all need them.

  3. Love that poem ---and we always need to turn to God and count on God at all times --whether the times are good or bad.

    Hope you feel better soon. Prayers for you.

    1. So true Betsy. Thank you so much for the prayers.

  4. That's a beautiful poem, Susie. I hope you are feeling well again soon. Prayers for you here.

  5. Dear Susie, You will be in my prayers. I'll be thinking of you. Blessings to you and your family. xoxo,Susie

    1. Thank you Susie and the same to you and your family. xo

  6. Hi Susie, I'm so sorry to hear that you are feeling ill again. You have been through so much this last year, and I will be thinking of you dear friend and keeping you in my prayers. I hope the steroid medications work for you and give you some relief very soon. I loved your poem today Susie, it was very comforting and faith strengthening.

    It is finally beginning to feel like spring down our way. Today when I looked out my sewing room window I could see little buds and leaves all over the trees that are in front of our house. When you look outside from my upstair's room, it almost feels like being in a treehouse!

    It is a very whimsical feeling, and sometimes, standing there at the window, I can just picture myself as a girl again. How I loved to climb trees! My mother used to call me her "monkey". I would swing from branch to branch with my brown pony tail flying.

    My family and our neighbors, never had to worry if they ever locked themselves out of the house, because I could climb and squeeze through just about any open window. My Mom made me stop doing it though when I was about 17 because she said it wasn't "lady-like". :) It didn't stop me though, I just did it when she wasn't looking. But then after I turned about 35 or so, suddenly for some reason, all the windows in the whole world got smaller all at the same time, and I wasn't able to squeeze through them anymore. :)

    I hope that you feel better real soon. Thank you again for the lovely comments you leave on my blog it means so much to me, especially when I know that you are not feeling well. Until next time... With Love, Delisa :)

  7. Awe, thank you sweet friend. I always enjoy your memories. They brighten my day.. I'm so glad you're getting some spring weather and enjoying those little buds and blooms. They are starting to pop out here also but our warmth will be short lived since it's coming in cooler by the weekend. Love and hugs to you.

  8. I hope that you are on the mend. My family and me will be praying for you.
    I am taking it easy with the blogging as well. I am not participating in the A to Z challenge either.
    We are given a lot of tests in this world, never the less God gives us energy and hope and strength as well. Please take care of yourself.

    1. Thank you Munir for the prayers. I surely appreciate them right now and prayers for you and your family as well.

  9. Oh sweet friend...I am surely praying for this sickness to pass from you!
    I have been so caught up in my own woes as of late...and am so sorry that I have not been more attentive...I love you, and hope you will not be away much longer...But rest and care is most important.
    I think that this poem is my very favorite.
    Blessings and love to you~ ((hugs)) Lisa

  10. I've been wondering if everything is okay. Healing thoughts for you my friend. Hugs across the miles.

  11. Hi Susie, I was just thinking about you this afternoon and hoping that you are having a better day and that the medicine is starting to make you feel better. It is clouding up and it looks like we might have a big storm blow through tonight. It has been a quiet weekend so far and I have enjoyed being home, and working on my knitting. Tonight we are going to make popcorn and watch the old Disney version of the "Parent Trap" with Haley Mills. I am thankful that Tony loves the old movies as much as I do. :) I sure hope you are getting your strength back up Susie and that you will have a good and restful evening ahead. Until next time... With Love Always, Delisa :)

  12. Dearest Susie, just dropping by to tell you that I am still patiently praying and lifting you up to the Lord for healing and extra grace...You are loved and missed, but I know that you are doing what needs to be done to rest and get better.
    ~In Jesus...Blessings and love~ Lisa