Turn Around

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I poured out all my fears today,
Along the path I walked.
My Savior listened as I prayed
He heard me as I talked.

His quiet, gentle Spirit said,
“Child, You must turn around,
Look up and lift your wearied head
From troubles on the ground.

For there in looking on the way,
Which lies behind your feet
You see my Light was here to stay –
Now trust and follow me.

I never ever leave your side,
Though dark it may appear.
The Light of Christ with you abides.
My peace and comfort’s near.”

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Psalm 139:7
Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
~
(Poem and Pictures, Heidi Viars, 2014)

23 responses to “Turn Around”

  1. What precious reminders in your poem and uplifting inspiration in your photos, Heidi. You ministered sweet comfort to my heart.

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    1. May the great Comforter help you walk through these days and may His peace that passes all understanding be yours. May that which you poured out over others’ lives, namely Holy Spirit encouragement, be lavished all over your days. Much love to you, dear Nancy!

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  2. Heidi, thank you for the beautiful reminder to focus on His Light rather than the darkness around us. Looking up is always the best choice we can make.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

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    1. May you find His Light a constant companion on your path πŸ™‚ Much love to you, Wendy~

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  3. Amen, Praise the Lord and Halleluiah sister . . . may we all have this conversation with our Savior! I love you Heidi πŸ™‚

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    1. I took the picture in the morning on my walk as I turned around. When I came home the Lord gave me the words. You know that He walks with us in the fire and through the rough places. His light does not dim nor does He EVER leave us. He holds us through these valleys … I know you know this, dearest sister! I love you, too, Deborah!

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  4. What a blessing all of this is! Praying to keep my eyes lifted and on Him and not on the troubles on the ground! God bless you, Heidi!

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    1. There are indeed many troubles on the ground, dearest Debbie, but they are all under His feet πŸ™‚ Yes, let’s pray we stay at His feet and keep looking up at Him! Bless you today!

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  5. Stunningly beautiful words and photos, especially that bottom one!

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    1. I took it yesterday morning, after God gave me a miraculous peace in my heart, a deep knowing about His sovereign control over my life. Thanks for reading and commenting! Blessings to you, Sue

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  6. Amen to this poem! And the pictures are absolutely beautiful! God bless you for tuning in to Him!

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    1. His kindness is overwhelming … He is with us, even when we can’t see. Blessings to you. Thanks for stopping by

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  7. Yes, there’s no where we can wander that we’re out of His sight or fast strong hand! Oh how He loves us! Great poem, Sister.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment! Yes, Oh, how He loves us. (hearing Crowder singing it now πŸ™‚ )

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  8. WoW! This is so beautiful and the photo goes perfect with it. You are quite the poet!

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    1. thank you, Andy, for stopping in and reading. God is the artist. All I do is push a button on a camera πŸ™‚ Thanks for your kind words!

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  9. Thanks for the reminder. This really comforts my heart.

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    1. He is our Comfort …even when we can’t see that He is with us. He never leaves nor forsakes us!!!

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  10. Nice wording and great thought!

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    1. thank you, Hammond, for reading and commenting. Blessings to you!

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  11. So beautiful. I had a time like this once and Jesus gave me a song…

    Here’s the chorus…

    Come be with Me…My arms enfold you
    Come rest your weary head upon My shoulder
    Consider all the lilies of the field
    And lay down your life into My care yield.

    πŸ™‚

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    1. What beautiful words the Lord gave you. What a blessing you shared them. We can truly rest in Him. His heart toward us is good all the time in Jesus.

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