A Strange Place

While walking through the morning fields,
My heart is drawn to this strange place
A place where all my worries yield
Where troubles bend to stunning grace.

While my concerns and fears remain,
While not one single trouble leaves,
I hear, “Child, nothing is in vain!”
And there I sense Him in my grief.

While circumstances all still rage,
Therein this place I know for sure
That not alone my fears I face
And that His presence is my cure.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you,
you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
John 15:5
“Lord, Your presence is my good.
Teach my heart, through the power of the Holy Spirit,
to crave You more than the comforts of my life.”

   (Pictures and poetry, Heidi Viars 2018)


  1. I love that second shot, where the petals are blurred in the foreground. Nice pic. I am sorry that you grieve in whatever circumstances you find yourself in, but I know that your faith will draw you to solid ground! I also know that pain draws us on a fast track to God’s heart. And that in the end is a great place to be…


  2. Heidi, this is all so beautiful. Pictures, poem, and prose. I needed this as I’m walking through a strange season. Such a comfort to be reminded none of this strangeness will be wasted. He’s busy making good out of it. Yes and amen to: “His presence is my cure.”
    Blessings ~ Wendy


  3. Hello, Heidi. It has been awhile since I have returned to log into WordPress and get updated on the posts I’ve missed reading. Am so glad to come to visit yours again. Abstolutely LOVE your photography work and writings. Your blog is a treasure. God’s blessings to you.


  4. Dear Heidi, thank you so much for using your beautiful gifts to encourage us in Christ and strengthen our faith and teach us the truth. You are such a blessing! Love and prayers!


  5. Oh Heidi, this poem is altogether lovely and simply delightful. So true that God’s presence is my cure no matter what else is going on. John 15:5 is a favorite of mine…….without Him I can do nothing! And the last line of your prayer, I wrote down because I never want to forget it……….to crave You more than the comforts of my life. Thank you for this blessing today because now today is memorable.


  6. Such comfort in the assurance, “Nothing is is vain,” and the knowledge we are not alone. Praise God! And thank you, Heidi, for the beauty you bring to these concepts with your singular, poetic voice!


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