Pause for Poetry — God’s Perfect Peace

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.

God’s Perfect Peace

by Frances Gregory Pasch

On days when I feel shackled
Let me not forget I’m free…
That you took my sins and nailed them
To the cross at Calvary.

My old ways and bad habits
Were washed clean the day You died.
Forgive me when I cling to them
For that’s the sin of pride.

And when I try to run my life
Instead of trusting You,
Again forgive me, Jesus,
For that’s not the thing to do.

You said Your yoke is easy
And that Your burden’s light,
So there’s no valid reason
Why I should get uptight.

So help me, Lord, to rest in You,
May others always see
Your abiding perfect peace
Pouring out of me.

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren.

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6 thoughts on “Pause for Poetry — God’s Perfect Peace

    • Glad you enjoyed my poem, Shirley. I have enjoyed reading some of yours on Sandy’s blog. It’s always nice to meet another poet. I hope that you have submitted your poems to different markets. I have been doing that for thirty years and realize that I have reached many more readers than I will ever reach with my book. I encourage you to do that.


    • HI Marsha…Thanks for taking the time to comment on my poem. I am glad that you enjoyed it. I am grateful to the Lord for giving me the gift of writing poetry. I enjoy sharing my love of Him with others. Have a blessed week.


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