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peace is well.

April 14, 2011

i am usually a pretty restless soul. i seek control in a world in which…well, i have no control. i cling to my pride. i hold onto my hurt. i fall into seasons of numbness. i am usually a mess most of the time.

i wrote “peace is well” at the start of this year. my new year’s resolution for 2011 is to let go. i found a lot of comfort in this verse:

matthew 13:44

“the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. when a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.”

i love Jesus’ parables. there is so much in this verse…and honestly, it is a little confusing. i am no theologian, nor have i attended seminary, but i read it as the peace of God’s kingdom is hidden within all of us. God has given it to us, but we have to seek it within. i think this treasure, this peace of God’s kingdom, is invaluable AND available.

so this song, is a song about letting go and seeking that peace–something i should wake up to learn every morning.

peace is well

weary wanderer, where’s your heart?
you’ve made getting by a fine art
you see your path but you travel slow
could it be the weight of your sleeping soul?
peace is waiting for you just let go

peace is well hidden in a field
we could run to it and teach it how to yield
and when we seek our harvest when our spirits fall
we will understand its beauty most of all

prodigal child feeling so alone
feeling so lost and far from home
maybe you just cannot see how the Father has been beckoning
peace is waiting for you just let go

peace is well hidden in a field
we could run to it and teach it how to yield
and when we seek our harvest when our spirits fall
we will understand its beauty most of all

peace is waiting for you just let go
peace is waiting for you just let go
peace is well
peace is well
peace is well

peace is well hidden in a field
we could run to it and teach it how to yield
and when we seek our harvest when our spirits fall
we will understand its beauty most of all

peace is waiting for you just let go
peace is waiting for you just let go

(copyright 2011)

special thanks to the band! aaron smith (piano), kevin buchanan (cajon), leslie eiler (bgvs)